On September 25, 2015, Scottish synth-pop band CHVRCHES will release their second studio album, Every Open Eye. The LP was recorded at the band's studio (Alucard Studios) in Glasgow.
In an interview with Pitchfork, singer Lauren Mayberry shared the themes found in the album:
Because the album was written over such a long period of time, it’s about the goods and the bads, the beginnings and ends. Personally, I’m in a good place right now, but there’s definitely anti-love songs on there as well. “Leave a Trace” is the middle finger mic-drop. It’s about that point where you’re like, “There’s no point having this conversation anyways: There will be no resolve, I won’t feel better about it, you won’t feel better about it, no outcome from this will actually change my reality.” It makes me feel better to write about that — I’ve done something constructive with it. You don’t put that on other people, you put that into what you do. That’s always the way I’ve written lyrics. My ex-partners are not friends with me, but I’m OK with that.
The 11-track album spans 42 minutes, and is full of danceable, high-energy songs. Lauren Mayberry's vocals are bright, fun, and a breath of fresh air over the synth-driven electronic beats.
CHVRCHES will be touring from late September into early November in support of Every Open Eye. For more information about that, as well as the band's latest music and news, check out their Zumic artist page.