Though we’re still waiting on news on her debut album, British singer/songwriter Lizzy Farrall has treated us to a cover of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ by The Cure for the time being.
As to why she chose that song in particular to cover, Farrall explains.
“When Pure Noise approached me with the idea of releasing a cover, I instantly knew I wanted to cover something by The Cure. The Cure are a big inspiration to me and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ is one of their most well-known songs, so it was an easy decision for me. I don’t doubt people will wonder why I chose this song when the chorus’ lyrics are ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. I was tempted to sing ‘girls’ instead of ‘boys’ but I felt that would have taken away from the importance of them pointing to the toxic masculinity and stigma that men shouldn’t show their feelings. Saying that, even though I kept the lyrics identical to the original I wanted to make the cover my own; I wanted to reimagine the song as though it was written as a modern pop song. I’m super happy with how the cover turned out and hope I’ve done justice to the original.”
You can stream and give her take of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ a listen below.
More details surrounding her yet-to-be-announced debut studio album will be confirmed as it develops.