Candadian electro-noise duo Crystal Castles have announced their latest single, a re-recorded version of ‘Not In Love’ with guest vocals from Robert Smith – lead singer of The Cure.
Crystal Castles supported The Cure at the NME Awards last year and it’s clear from this collaboration that they’ve received the seal of approval from Smith: scoring a huge coup by getting the influential singer to add his inimitable tones to the dark, electronic track. While some hardcore fans of The Cure may not be keen to see Smith mixing with young upstarts like Crystal Castles, most will be hard pressed to find fault with this record. In contrast to the original version of ‘Not In Love’, where Crystal Castles’ singer Alice Glass has her vocals twisted through effects, Smith’s unaffected vocal takes the track into almost pop territory.
‘I’m Not In Love’ is released through Fiction Records on December 6th, head here for a preview.