Last month, Billboard hosted a Women in Music luncheon, honoring pioneering women in the music industry. Janelle Monáe was named as Billboard’s Rising Star – appropriately so – during said luncheon, and to celebrate, Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches delievered a dreamy and dramatic rendition of Monáe’s infectious “Tightrope.”
Chvrches lead singer Lauren Mayberry tells the audience (including Monáe) that she hopes they like it, and if they don’t, to at least pretend to. Luckily, no one had to pretend. Stylish, downbeat heavy, and full of their own brand of personality, Chvrche’s rendition is the same caliber as the original, even if they are on completely different ends of the aural spectrum.Chvrches is currently touring. See if they are coming to a city near you on the band’s official website.