This one took me completely off guard! Give it a listen.

I’ve pretty much come to see Lorde‘s music as an overly-produced, more accessible Purity Ring knock-off… but this ‘Retrograde’ cover shows the young singer at her best. Powerful and melancholy, the bare-bones track is totally driven by her voice, with Blake’s vibrant atmosphere’s reduced to simple piano chords and percussion. Lorde more than carries it on her own though-see for yourself below.

James Blake: | F | S | T |

Electric Sloth: | F | S | T | | INSTA |