Been hearing this song a lot on Sirius Radio since arriving in the States. Though it is almost identical sonically to The Cure’s A Forest, I think the chord progression and vocals really suit it. So probably for the best that they just leaned into it?
Edit (goddamn annoying phone): any other good recent examples of this?
If my phone hadn’t been annoying and posted before i finished I was going to specify that I was looking for songs that did absolutely nothing different to the original artist aside from the chord progression and/or prominent melodies. Like they have just decided to recreate another act’s sound wholesale, but in the end they’ve done a pretty good job of it, rather than e.g. vocals and bass in Interpol obviously sound like Joy Division but they clearly draw from other influences and add new ideas too.