Brooklyn natives Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss of the popular indie rock outfit Sleigh Bells are big Beyonce fans. So are we, so we totally get it. They even had the chance to collaborate (kind of) with the superstar diva last year, and though the fruits of their labor never saw the light of day, the pair not only voiced their desire to work with her again to NME but also recorded a stripped down cover of her smash hit “Irreplaceable” to show how much they adore her.
“Obviously we’re massive fans of her and she’s a living legend. I’d love to actually work with her someday when I actually get some creative input,” Miller, who mans the guitars for Bells, told NME. “I wouldn’t say that it [the project] failed, it just feels like it never really happened.”
Here in the MTV Newsroom, we’re loving Sleigh Bells’ “Irreplaceable” cover. Their version is positively ethereal and if it’s not enough to convince Queen Bey to hit the studio with the Bells for at least one of the two albums she’s reportedly planning, we don’t know what will.
Sleigh Bells’ sophomore album, Reign of Terror dropped late last month. And if you’re interested in checking out some other fantastic indie band covers of some of B’s biggest hits, listen to a few over on Stereogum.
Check out Sleigh Bells live in NYC, after the jump.