Jan 202012

In the mid-eighties, the Canadian New Wave band Platinum Blonde released a song called “Not In Love.” While they achieved hometown success, they remained relatively obscure to the masses. At best, consider them kitschy, but they were never the front-runners of New Wave. And it’s tempting to suggest Platinum Blonde caught a revival when Crystal Castles, featuring Robert Smith, covered “Not In Love” last year. However, Crystal Castles made a far more popular, better-crafted version of the song, leaving Platinum Blonde to remain largely unknown.

So perhaps that’s why California band PK decided to cover the Crystal Castles version. It sounds like a convoluted idea to re-imagine a re-imagining, but the band did okay. They dropped most of the intricate electronic parts and provided more of a pop-anthem feel instead. Stream and download it out below.

PK – Not in Love (Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith cover)

Check out more from PK at their website.

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  One Response to “PK Re-Imagine Crystal Castles’ Cover of “Not In Love””

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  1. As a fan of Platinum Blonde since 85, I can assure you this cover sounds more like the original than it does the Crystal Castles re-make. All versions are good and there’s another cover of it out there by Sutter Cain on his You Tube channel. His is the closest yet heaviest cover of the song.

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