Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles and the Weeknd both have a lot of passion, albeit in slightly different ways. That didn’t stop Stickles from offering his own, stripped down and raw-voiced cover of the Weeknd’s sultry track, “The Hills,” during a recent in-studio session on SiriusXM. The unique spin on the pop song is, despite all the differences in style, somehow still just a little bit sexy, if you’re into that sort of thing. Listen here, and read SPIN‘s cover story on Titus Andronicus and our review of The Most Lamentable Tragedy.
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Musician Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus performs during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Patrick Stickles