Covering Whitney Houston is a feat many go up against only to find they can't, and won't ever top the OG Prom Queen of Soul. Covering a song in and of itself is a feat that requires an artist to pay homage while creating a sound unique to their oeuvre.
It band of the moment, CHVRCHES, quietly slipped their cover of Whitney Houston's classic "It's Not Right But It's Okay" onto the internet, and, well, you'll know when you press play. Trust us with this one. Lauren Mayberry is well aware that she's no Houston (who is, really?), but that doesn't stop her from giving it her all and then some for BBC Radio 1. The synth-pop sound is simultaneously light but vengeful. Mayberry's airy, innocent vocals make for an eerie contrast to the unfaithful story. Who knew pop could sound so hard? Anyway, it stands alone as its own record, and that, dear readers, is the sign of a successful cover. Listen below; your weekend will thank you.