Bat for Lashes' Rihanna Cover Makes 'We Found Love' Even More Hopeless

Natasha Khan strips the megahit to its emotional core

Bat for Lashes covers Rihanna We Found Love Hopeless
Bat for Lashes and Rihanna / Photos by Getty
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Chris Martins

For Bat for Lashes' Wednesday drop-in on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, Natasha Khan performed "Laura" and "All Your Gold" from her October 23 album The Haunted Man, and then surprised the host with a cover of Rihanna and Calvin Harris' melancholy megahit "We Found Love." Naturally, Khan takes the song to an even darker, more dramatic depth, accompanied by a barebones drum march and a surging bass line. Take it for a spin below, and then check out Coldplay's Radio 1 Live Lounge cover for contrast.

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