The 1975 has covered Sade's 2000 single "By Your Side." The charity single will raise money for Warchild and has been released to coincide with the 2017 BRIT Awards which take place tonight, February 22. The cover was premiered on BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday night and can be listened back below.
Speaking on Radio 1, Matty Healy of the band said their synth-filled take on the original was inspired by listening to the modern artists Sade has inspired. "If you listen to Kanye, if you listen to Bon Iver, if you listen to the Francis and the Lights moments on that Chance record, "By Your Side" has so much of that identity. I was listening to it with this real sense of modernity and thinking 'wow, this is still really forward-thinking.'"