Scottish electro-pop trifecta CHVRCHES have kicked off 2018 with anthemic single “Get Out.” The release is the first since Every Open Eye in 2015, the group’s celebrated second album.
“Get Out” doesn’t feel like a dramatic departure from previous work; frontwoman Lauren Mayberry’s pure sound soars over a driving synth track, with the high energy major harmony and pop structure that packs out a summer festival or motivates an early morning cardio class. Rather, the band is seeking to squeeze as much “humanity” and meaning out of their distinctive sound as possible. Said Mayberry to Entertainment Weekly, “…I feel like it’s the most pop stuff we’ve done and also the most aggressive and vulnerable at the same time. It was about really leaning into those moments…”
“Get Out” is the group’s first work with 17/18 GRAMMY Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin, the single’s pulsing synth line emerging from their first studio day. Kurstin is no stranger to powerful female vocals, having worked previously with Sia and Adele. Reflecting on the collaboration, the band said “Working with Greg was so different to what we’d done before, but it also felt so comfortable and like he’d been in our band forever. He doesn’t try to make you write a certain kind of song. He just listens and then Jedi puppet masters the best work out of you.”
Listen to “Get Out” below…