CHVRCHES have been non-stop recently and today they are back with a brand new cover. Following their recent album Screen Violence, the Scottish synth-pop trio have covered the legendary theme music “Cry Little Sister” from The Lost Boys.
The new version of the Gerard McMann track was recorded for a new Netflix film, Nightbooks, out today (September 15). A synopsis for Nightbooks reads: “Scary story fan Alex must tell a spine-tingling tale every night, or stay trapped with his new friend in a wicked witch’s magical apartment forever.”
Discussing the cover, the trio gushed:
“We were so excited to work on this project as we are big fans of everyone involved. Cinema — horror in particular — has always been a big part of CHVRCHES behind the scenes. We have talked about covering ‘Cry Little Sister’ for years and this seemed like the perfect moment to do it.”
Listen to CHVRCHES cover “Cry Little Sister” below.
More About Screen Violence
Only last month CHVRCHES released their fourth full-length album Screen Violence. The LP features singles “Good Girls”, “How Not to Drown” featuring The Cure’s Robert Smith, and “He Said She Said”.
Speaking about the record, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry stated: “I think for me it was helpful to go into the process with the idea that I could write something escapist almost,” Mayberry explains of the album. “That felt freeing initially, to have concepts and stories to weave your own feelings and experiences through but in the end, all the lyrics were definitely still personal.”
Stream Screen Violence below.
Even more recently, CHVRCHES joined forces with horror director John Carpenter for two remixes. Carpenter created his own take on the band’s single “Good Girls”, where CHVRCHES’ remixed Carpenter’s “Turning The Bones”.
Additionally, the new cover of “Cry Little Sister” follows the trio’s exclusive cover of Echo & The Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon” for Amazon Music.
Lead photo courtesy of Sebastian Mylnarski & Kevin J Thomson.