On BBC Radio One Live Lounge, the Manchester band scaled things back, focusing in on the song’s simple melody with help from a keyboard, a drum machine and a wailing guitar. It also doesn’t hurt the sexiness factor one bit that when frontman Matt Healy yearns, “If only you saw what I can see/ You’d understand why I want you so desperately,” he sounds like he really means it.
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Their angsty version of the song almost sounds like it could have fit perfectly on the band’s recently released self-titled debut, which is a mix of rock, R&B, electronica and ’80s pop. The album is the perfect soundtrack for a teen movie, which is exactly what the band intended.
“We’re massive fans of John Hughes,” Healy told Radio.com. “We wanted to make a record [that] was almost a soundtrack to our teenage years. If he made a movie about us, this would be the soundtrack.”