The Mother We Share

One of those songs that tickled my fancy when it came out, but then got forgotten until Lauren Laverne played it on the 6 Music Breakfast Show this morning while I was being pestered for a share of my biltong by the beagle.

It’s Chvrches big hit (you may remember them from this cover of the Arctic Monkeys Do I Wanna Know?), and it had slipped my mind just how good it is. Gorgeous.

The electronica is good. Unsurprisingly, I am there for the electronica. But equally, there’s an acoustic version here, which also has its merits. Many of them.

I’ve added the radio edit to the 6000 miles… Inspired by 6 Spotify Playlist, which you should be following and enjoying.

Do I Wanna Know? cover

In response to this from fellow Sheffield expat @YesWeCrann:

Sheffield folk really are a special breed, mate. We’re so lucky to be from there.

I went looking for some Arctic Monkeys this morning. And I found this wonderful cover version by Chvrches:

Beautifully understated. Lauren Mayberry’s innocent voice was made for this sort of song. The only bit missing was the colloquialism “summat”, which she replaces with the more disappointingly mainstream “something”.

Original here.