Chvrches - Leave a Trace - Album Cover Liberator Music

(single taken from Every Open Eye album out 25 September 2015)
(Liberator Music/Goodbye Records)

CHVRCHES announce the release of their hugely anticipated second album, Every Open Eye, due 25 September via Liberator Music / Goodbye Records. The album is heralded by first single, ‘Leave A Trace’.

‘Leave A Trace’ is an exceptional calling card for CHVRCHES’ new record – displaying the band’s expanded sonic pallet, it mixes darkness and light with one of their biggest tunes to date, and some of Lauren Mayberry’s darkest-yet-defiant lyrics yet, in her own words: “a middle finger mic drop about not being told what to do”.

Every Open Eye is the follow up to the band’s breakthrough debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, which was released in September 2013 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to sell over 500,000 copies worldwide. The Brit Award nominated band clocked in 364 shows in 2 years, selling out venues across the world and making signature appearances at SXSW (where they were awarded the inaugural prize for best new act in 2013), Glastonbury, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds, as well as three visits to Australia, including Laneway Festival, Splendour In The Grass and their own headline shows.

Late last year Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry returned to their own Alucard Studios – a converted flat on the southside of Glasgow where their stunning debut was conceived – and began developing ideas they had recorded in venues during their time on the road. The band found riffs, loops and melodies they wanted to develop or started from scratch on the synths, pads and machines they had been gathering in their basement to create the instrumentals of the songs. Vocal melodies were developed as the songs took shape with the lyrics added last, developed from words and sentences from notebooks Mayberry had kept on tour. | | Twitter @chvrches