Electropop trio bounce back with synth-fuelled goodness…
Chvrches have unveiled a new tune in the form of ‘Get Out’, which paves the way for the release of their forthcoming new album.
Formed in Glasgow in 2011 by Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, Chvrches have established an impressive musical career founded on polished pop tunes. Their debut 2012 release ’The Mother We Share’ demonstrated that electronic pop had a place in modern music without relying on a retro approach or being a pastiche of older bands.
Their new outing appears to have all the elements of their classic kinetic electropop in place. There’s a buzzy rhythm track augmented with some clean percussive fills and Mayberry’s clear vocals front and centre.
Chvrches’ new release also marks a collaboration with Grammy award-winning producer Greg Kurstin. In the past, Kurstin has chalked up work with an impressive resume of artists that includes the likes of Lana Del Rey, Sia, Adele, Little Boots, Marina And The Diamonds and Lykke Li. “Working with Greg was so different to what we’d done before” suggests Lauren Mayberry, “but it also felt so comfortable and like he’d been in our band forever.”
‘Get Out’ marks the first release from the Scottish trio’s forthcoming third album Love Is Dead. Work on the album, which was also produced by Greg Kurstin, kicked off in February last year and follows on from their 2015 album Every Open Eye.
With Chvrches back in action, 2018 is shaping up to be a particularly good year for electronic music.
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