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Watch Lonely The Brave perform Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' as an emo anthem

If you've ever wondered what Cyndi Lauper's 1983 ballad "Time After Time" would sound like with no synth and a British singer sporting an Eddie Vedder tenor, your best bet is probably Cambridge rockers Lonely The Brave performing the song for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge series. The band, which does cite Pearl Jam as one its inspirations, turns Lauper's wistful ode to love and devotion into a heart-on-sleeve, angst-tinted power ballad. Well, why not?

Lonely The Brave released their first studio album earlier this month, after a summer opening for Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and the Deftones. --Peter Weber