She'll stream live from the Roundhouse tomorrow
Jessie Atkinson
11:44 14th July 2020

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What a spoily summer we're having for Radiohead covers. First, Arlo Parks made one of the best interpretations of 'Creep' we've ever heard, and now we have a haunting version of 'Weird Fishes' from Lianne La Havas. 

It's a song La Havas and her band play live, and by taking it into the studio, they've proved the In Rainbows track is putty in their capable hands. A groove-laden, rolling drumbeat backs La Havas' honeyed vocals, adding a haunting, slowed-down beauty to the single.

You'll be able to see a performance of the cover live (in a way) tomorrow, if you tune into a live broadcast from London's Roundhouse. Lianne La Havas will be celebrating the release of her eponymous new album, out Friday.

On her connection to 'Weird Fishes', La Havas said: "This song is very close to my heart, and in the story of the record the lyrics express perfectly where I was at. 

Thom Yorke’s lyrics suggest finding a way out, and he’s used the imagery of the bottom of the sea and the unusual creatures that you might find there. For me, the deep means the unknown, when you get out of something so familiar. It can be scary, but he also says, ‘I hit the bottom and escape’.”

Buy a ticket for the Roundhouse show here. 

Lianna La Havas arrives 17 July via Warner Records

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