There is no shortage of covers of Chris Isaak‘s 1989 hit “Wicked Game,” but that doesn’t mean we aren’t always excited when we hear a new one. During a recent trip to BBC’s Maida Vale studios, art rock trio London Grammar played some songs off their upcoming debut, If You Wait, and also delivered a stellar cover of the ballad.
Lead singer Hannah Reid’s wail gives the already remorseful ballad a boost of power, teetering on that beautiful line of emotional break. Backed by a completely reworked but still true-to-the-original instrumentation, this haunting cover only makes the wait for their debut seem too long.
To hear more London Grammar, check out the trio’s official website.