Cross-genre covers are one of my favorite things in music. I'm an alt-rock guy first and foremost but love all music (except for EDM and trap rap which both aren't music) I have a very eclectic taste but it's just because I'm cultured AF. You'd be too if you spent almost your entire life in the smallest town in the smallest state in the country. Who else do you know has seen Mos Def, Zac Brown Band and Florence + the Machine live? I'm pretty confident I'm the only person alive who can claim that.
It's just so cool to me to see artist pay respect to other artists in different genres like this. It's like when athletes go support the other local teams in their respective cities. I loved seeing seeing Vince Wilfork and David Ortiz courtside at Celtics games because they genuinely enjoy the other sport and respect their fellow pro athlete brethren.
Same can happen with musicians and absolutely love when it does. The original Starboy bangs and is one of my favorite songs out right now but Panic! At The Disco does a fine, fine job here. I'll give the slight edge to the Weeknd but Brandon Urie's unique voice fits this song perfectly. The dude could sing the cook book and it'd go gold. One of the best rock voices of the new millennium and this is one of the better cross-genre covers I've heard in a while. Make sure to give it a listen.
Panic! At The Disco's first album "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" is a modern alt-rock classic. Every song is great and it still holds up a decade later. Listened to it start to finish at the gym yesterday, still has the most ridiculous titles to songs of all time. Every song title is like 2 sentences long.
"But It's Better If You Do" is my personal favorite.