Two weeks ago, Robyn hit the BBC Live Lounge to cover Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall.” Now Robyn herself gets covered on the Lounge by the latest guests, Noah and the Whale. The indie folk-rock band take on her latest hit “Call Your Girlfriend,” giving it a decidedly more uptempo take than Gavin Beach did last week.
Tom Hobden turns the synth lines into a sneaky violin riff, keeping the original energy but transforming the style. While we never support a singer changing a song’s gender descriptors (“Call Your Boyfriend”), in this case it doesn’t interfere too much with the listener’s enjoyment. Check it out below.
Noah and the Whale – Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn cover)