CHVRCHES last week announced their highly anticipated new album Love Is Dead, due for release on May 25th, along with the release of a second song from Love Is Dead, ‘My Enemy’, which features The National’s Matt Berninger.
Check the track here.
Following lead single and euphoric ‘Get Out’ as the second track to be released from Love Is Dead, ‘My Enemy’ takes a new direction, and is sporting some serious moody vibes.
A song about how easily love fades and can turn into something much more sinister, the track definitely has a more melancholy and brooding dark sound, and we are digging it.
Berninger also takes on this track in a new light, and combined with frontwoman Lauren Mayberry’s vocals, this emotionally-charged track is on repeat.
Love Is Dead is CHVRCHES’ third album, following their debut The Bones Of What You Believe in 2013, and the top-5 critically acclaimed follow-up Every Open Eye in 2015. With the soaring success of their first two albums propelling CHVRCHES into new worlds of fame and acclaim, Love Is Dead is at times euphoric and others bittersweet. It is an album about growing up and “coming to terms with the fact that there are great things in the world and there are awful things in the world and that you can’t get one without the other,” says frontwoman Lauren Mayberry.
“We’re f**ked, the world is f**ked. But there’s an ellipses at the end. It’s Love Is Dead. Like, how did we get to this point? And how do we move on from this point? It’s Love Is Dead, we’re f**ked, what’s next?”
For the first time in their career, Love Is Dead sees CHVRCHES welcome outside influences, with 2017 and 2018 GRAMMY Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia) co-producing nine tracks, whilst BRIT Award Producer of the Year 2018 Steve Mac produced ‘Miracle’.
‘Get Out’ debuted last month, and since its release has been a top-10 track on triple j, and a mainstay on Spotify’s Global Viral chart.
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