NEW MUSIC: CHVRCHES | HOW NOT TO DROWN (FEATURING ROBERT SMITH)
Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES have announced a new album, "Screen Violence," and shared a new song from it, “How Not to Drown,” which features Robert Smith of The Cure. The album includes “He Said She Said,” a new song CHVRCHES shared in April and the video for the song that featured a metaphorical revolving door. A press release describes the album as such: “Narrating the theme of screen violence in three main forms—on-screen, by screens and through screens—the album touches on feelings of loneliness, disillusionment, fear, heartbreak and regret.”
Here’s what frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says about the album, "I think for me it was helpful to go into the process with the idea that I could write something escapist almost. That felt freeing initially, to have concepts and stories to weave your own feelings and experiences through, but in the end, all the lyrics were definitely still personal." The band has also announced some tour dates. "Screen Violence" is due out August 27 via Glassnote. Tickets for their tour go on sale on June 11 at 10 a.m. local time.