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Check out Nova Twins electrifying cover of Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’

The duo recorded a session for Radio 1's Live Lounge Month today (September 28)

By Tom Skinner

Nova Twins pose in shimmering gold crop tops and trousers
Nova Twins, CREDIT: Press

Nova Twins covered Beyoncé’s recent single ‘Break My Soul’ on BBC Radio 1 today – watch the video below.

The duo played a two-track session for the station this afternoon (September 28) as part of Live Lounge Month 2022.

To kick off, Nova Twins performed a bruising rendition of ‘Choose Your Fighter’ from their Mercury Prize-nominated second album, ‘Supernova’.

The band then explained their decision to take on ‘Break My Soul’, the lead track from Beyoncé‘s seventh studio record ‘Renaissance’. “Obviously it’s Queen Bey but she’s our favourite, favourite human,” they said. “So we thought, ‘We have to honour Beyonce’.”

Truly making the song their own, Nova Twins (aka Georgia South and Amy Love) ripped through the electrifying, distortion-heavy cover alongside their touring bandmates. Check out the group’s rock version of ‘Break My Soul’ beneath.

Alternatively, you can listen back to the full programme via BBC Sounds.

This year’s Live Lounge Month is due to conclude tomorrow (September 29) with a performance from The 1975. Other acts to have recorded a session for the current series include Yungblud, Self Esteem, Wet Leg and Rina Sawayama.

Reviewing ‘Supernova’, Rolling Stone UK wrote: “Nova Twins channel their righteous fury into an album that pairs stadium-sized anthems with uncompromising and timely lyrics.”

The duo are scheduled to embark on a UK and Ireland headline tour in February 2023. Prior to that stint, they’ll play shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London this November. You can see the full itinerary and find ticket details here.

Nova Twins will find out if ‘Supernova’ has won the 2022 Mercury Prize during a ceremony at London’s Eventim Apollo on October 18. The event had been set to take place on September 8, but was shelved at the last minute in the wake of the Queen’s death.

Harry Styles, Sam Fender, Little Simz and Yard Act are also among the 12 shortlisted artists.