We’re not sure what’s been more important, their mutual sympathy, the admiration of Crystal Castles towards an artist we presume was their idol during adolescence, or just mere closeness (they both release on the Fiction label). However it happened, Crystal Castles managed to convince The Cure’s Robert Smith to sing with them in a new version—re-recorded for the occasion—of “Not in Love”, one of the songs included on their brilliant “Crystal Castles (II)” (Fiction/Universal, 2010). According to the press release, they met in February last year, when Ethan Kath and Alice Glass opened for The Cure in London’s O2 Arena. A year and a half later, that first encounter has ended up in a collaboration. “Not in Love (feat. Robert Smith)” will be released as a single on 6th December via Fiction, featuring two acoustic versions—taken from their first demos—of “Celestica” and “Suffocation”.