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Portishead Recorded a Bleak Cover of ABBA’s ‘SOS’

INDIO, CA - APRIL 26: Musician Beth Gibbons of Portishead during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on Saturday April 26, 2008, in Indio, California. (Photo by Matt Simmons/Getty Images)

Update: Portishead have released their “SOS” cover in full, with a music video. Watch below.

Trip-hop mainstays Portishead haven’t released an album since 2008’s Third, but last year they announced plans to contribute a cover of ABBA’s “SOS” to a Tom Hiddleston thriller called High-Rise. Now, the cover itself has surfaced on SoundCloud. Like the majority of the U.K. quartet’s work, “SOS” is a murky, unsettling electronic anthem that sonically reflects the original’s mournful lyrics about lost love. Listen below, and watch the High-Rise trailer while you’re at it.