The 1975 Covers Justin Bieber & One Direction With Symphony Orchestra: Watch

Christina Lee | October 1, 2016 11:13 am
The 1975's Return
The band that dominated 2016 confirmed its return with new music in 2017.

The 1975 covered Justin Bieber and One Direction while backed by the BBC Philharmonic last night (September 3o).

The “dolphin sound” of Bieber’s “Sorry” was played by flutes. 1975 frontman Matt Healy sang all the words to 1D’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” In short, these covers, along with orchestral versions of the 1975’s own material, made for an epic end to BBC’s Live Lounge Month.

The 1975 knows these pop superstars well. You might recognize the band’s cover of “Sorry” from its BBC Radio 1 visit back in February. The 1975 also attempted to work with One Direction for Four, and while that session didn’t go so well, the 1975 didn’t appear to hold any grudges against the group.

“I was crying today, at times,” Matt told BBC Radio 1 prior to the show, according to NME. “The orchestra really makes the up moments more celebratory and the down moments more introspective and melancholy. It’s the first time I’ve wanted to do another run through of a soundcheck. It was incredible.”

Watch the 1975 cover Justin Bieber and One Direction below. See the rest of its Live Lounge Month special at the BBC.

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