Last week, UK singer/Tricky collaborator Martina Topley-Bird shared this fine new cover of The xx’s “Crystalised” on her Facebook page. While details on collaborators (or the project it might be previewing) were left rather scant, it’s clear her past duet partner Mark Lanegan is taking the Oliver Sim part here. And given that the track first appeared on the SoundCloud stream of Massive Attack, whose 2010 LP featured Topley-Bird on vox, it sounds like they have that British trip-hop duo producing or performing as well.
“More to come soon,” Topley-Bird writes, so perhaps this is set for Lanegan’s forthcoming covers album or her own follow-up to Some Place Simple. Either way, it’s a great groove and their voices make a perfect frayed/silky match. Hear it above.