Free download: Crystal Castles- Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith)

It has been two years since we’ve heard the glorious vocals of Robert Smith in new music (The Cure’s “4:13 Dream”) and he returns to provide those beautiful sounds again with Canadian experimental electronic duo Crystal Castles to remake their track “Not in Love” from their most recent album. Β The duo consists of producer Ethan Kath and Alice Glass on vocals.

The thumping beat and huge waves of electronic synthy goodness are what help make this track so good. Β The repeating synth intro adds a bit of a freaky 80’s goth feel to it as well. Β As a long time fan of The Cure, I would love to see Robert Smith steer the band in a similar path to this style of music and I have the feeling a lot of fans of their more synthy-sounding tracks will agree with me.

Compared to Glass’ more subdued and seemingly muted vocals on the original track, Robert Smith’s distinct vocal style really gives the song a more emotional edge.

Crystal Castles go on tour next March starting off in San Diego and will end the tour at a gig in their hometown of Toronto.

This version of “Not in Love” will appear on a Crystal Castles EP of the same name via Fiction Records (UK label also featuring The Cure, Elbow, Snow Patrol, and others) on December 6th. Β Enjoy the download below-

-Chris