English post-punk outfit Black Country, New Road performed a cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ while performing in New York City. As Pitchfork reports, the cover appeared at the end of their Monday night (5th September) set at the Bowery Ballroom, where they were opening for fellow South Londoners Black Midi.
As the group came to the conclusion of their nine-song performance, they introduced the cover as something of a departure from the rest of the set, which had consisted of wholly new material. “We have no more of our songs, but we do have one song by someone else,” explained bass player and vocalist Tyler Hyde.
Black Country, New Road – ‘Happier Than Ever’
The band then dove into a tender cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’, starting softly before exploding into the crescendo that caps off the track. The performance also featured an appearance from US teen rockers Horsegirl, who had opened proceedings earlier in the night.
Black Country, New Road have been on tour throughout the US since the release of their second album, Ants From Up There, in February of this year. Notably, the group have not been performing any material from the new album, or their Mercury Prize-nominated debut, For The First Time, as a result of the departure of lead vocalist Isaac Wood.