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A lovely cover of the Beatles’ Because performed by Glastonbury’s opening act, Rachel Zeffira
If you’re heading down to Glastonbury then you probably should have already left by now, but if you do happen to be reading this then you might like to know that the whole thing is being opened by Canadian multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira, who will be bringing her delicate chamber pop to the Park stage at 11am on Friday. We’re not promising anything, but there might be some friends in tow seeing as Zeffira is one half of Cat’s Eyes (alongside Faris Badwan from the Horrors), and last year’s debut album, The Deserters, featured members of Toy and S.C.U.M. Mind you, as this beautifully shot live video of Zeffira covering the Beatles’ Because – premiered here – clearly shows, she’s quite good at gripping your attention without any special guests, utilising her haunting voice (backed by a small choir) and a simple vibraphone arrangement to bring out the song’s delicate grandeur. We asked her why she chose to cover this song in particular, and this is what she said: “Because has a lot of atmosphere for such a short song and I thought the vibraphone would add to the eeriness. I also really liked the original harmonies and thought they would be perfect for my backing singers.” So there you have it.