Alternative-pop band Imagine Dragons take a soft-rock spin at Taylor Swift's Blank Space. During their appearance BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on Thurs. morning (Feb. 12), the band injected the kiss-off track with their signature soulful power, stripping the No. 1 pop smash of it's boisterous production elements. Instead, they focus on a sweltering arrangement and splice the track with Ben E King's classic Stand By Me. Despite the female perspective of Swift's song, the band doesn't change up the pronouns, layering on a cool new outlook.
Oh, and in this version, you won't confuse the lyrics for "Starbucks lovers," sorry.
Blank Space served as the second single from Swift's blockbuster quadruple-selling 1989, following the chart-topping success of Shake It Off. Next down the pipeline, swift is set to drop the Style video on Friday the 13th.
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