CHVRCHES have shared new single ‘Good Girls’, lifted from their upcoming fourth studio album ‘Screen Violence’, due out on 27 August 2021.
Discussing the new track, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry commented, “The opening line (killing your idols is a chore) was something I wrote after listening to some friends arguing about the present day implications of loving certain problematic male artists – I was struck by the lengths that people would go to in order to excuse their heroes and how that was so juxtaposed to my own experiences in the world. Women have to constantly justify their right to exist and negotiate for their own space. We’re told that Bad Things don’t happen to Good Girls. That if you curate yourself to fit the ideal – keep yourself small and safe and acceptable – you will be alright, and it’s just not f**king true.”
LISTEN TO ‘GOOD GIRLS’ HERE:
‘Good Girls’ was the second song the band wrote for the new album. It follows previous releases ‘How Not To Drown’ featuring Robert Smit of The Cure and the record’s debut single ‘He Said She Said’.
‘Screen Violence’, which was originally conceived as a name for the synth-pop trio, was recorded almost entirely remotely between Los Angeles and Glasgow. Band members Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty and Iain Cook self-produced and mixed the album via video calls and audio sharing programs to create something that is unique and special, but inherently CHVRCHES.
The forthcoming release also marks a decade together for the band, who have continued to define their sound since their 2013 breakthrough ‘The Bones of What You Believe’, 2015s ‘Every Open Eye’ and 2018s ‘Love is Dead’.
CHVRCHES will head out on tour in support of the new album in 2022 – full details below:
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 14 March
Newcastle O2 City Hall, 15
London O2 Academy Brixton, 16
Birmingham O2 Academy, 18
Manchester O2 Apollo, 19
Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski & Kevin J Thomson