CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry covered Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” this week. And, no, it wasn’t for some BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge special.
Mayberry was the musical guest at Greg Barris’ Heart of Darkness comedy show in Brooklyn, New York. She performed a series of covers including Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Ben Folds Five’s “Brick,” and Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer.” Her take on Cyrus’ was spot-on, with Mayberry’s voice soaring into the rafters during the song’s climax. Comedian Seth Herzog joined her on stage toward the end of the performance with his own version of a wrecking ball and a Cyrus-inspired outfit. (There was no nudity involved, but a Wonder Woman leotard may or may not have made a cameo.)
CHVRCHES recently wrapped their year-long tour for their sophomore album, Every Open Eye. Mayberry, for her part, seems to be relishing in the downtime between projects.