The Cure’s Robert Smith — with an assist by the band’s keyboardist Roger O’Donnell — has recorded a new version of the classic Disintegration track “Pictures of You” with the London-based Quartet Voluté for the new documentary “Dead Good.”
You can hear Smith’s new vocals over the string quartet’s music in the film’s trailer below.
The newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — who is also working on a new album with The Cure — announced his participation in the project via a trademark all-caps tweet on Monday, saying he and O’Donnell recorded the new version of the 1989 track last year for inclusion in the film “about death.”
A description of the documentary: “In Brighton, UK, a small group of women have been changing the way people look after their dead. Supporting them during the ritual of care after death, and empowering them to create personal ceremonies reflecting the life that the deceased lived. This relatively unknown work is part of an emerging movement that is changing the way death is approached in contemporary Britain.”
Watch the trailer below.
ROBERT (ASSISTED BY ROGER) RECORDED ‘PICTURES OF YOU’ WITH QUARTET VOLUTÉ AND LACHLAN RADFORD LAST YEAR FOR A UK FEATURE DOCUMENTARY – IT SCREENS THIS MAY – FOLLOW @DeadGoodFilm NOW TO FIND WHERE AND WHEN YOU CAN SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL AND LIFE-AFFIRMING FILM – SUPPORT INDIE FILMS pic.twitter.com/nizJlqJ3q1
— The Cure (@thecure) April 2, 2019
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