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"Cry Me a River" by Chvrches // Radio 1 Live Lounge (2015)

It’s no big secret that Chvrches have a penchant for covering pop jams new and old, so it should come as zero surprise that they’ve gone and covered the Justin Timberlake hit, “Cry Me a River”. If you’ve heard their material in the past (original and otherwise), then you know what you’re in for - a stripped back, electro pop take on the original. They do good work, and this is no exception. Give it a listen for a fun little nostalgia trip.

Crushes start out as that teenage phenomenon, life-affirming and cute, but as you wander into adulthood, they seem to end up more painful, harrowing and uncertain, especially if you have just come out of the relationship you thought would finally, maybe, maybe be the one that stuck. We all like to believe we are completely self-sufficient but at the end of it all, we’re all searching for a human connection, something to make it all feel a bit more worthwhile.
—  Lauren Mayberry