Scottish alternative-electro masters Chvrches have been releasing spectacular indie-dancefloor conquering music for a decade now, if you can believe it. To mark the occasion, the trio have signed fresh new record deals with EMI and Island Records and put out the mega, one-off single ‘Over’, a track that actually rates, in this writer’s assured opinion, as one of the best records they’ve come up with yet.
Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry’s brilliantly euphoric vocals explore “themes of trying to exist in an escapist dreamscape when life is difficult” among unorthodox and hypnagogic synth beats and rapturous melodies, succeeding in being astonishingly uplifting while twisting your stomach in overwrought knots all at the same time.
To compliment the single, Chvrches have released a promo video for ‘Over’ which sees the band dressed up all dapper, performing on an outdoor stage covered in otherworldly strip-lighting. Obviously we’ve not begun to do that imagery justice, so click below to watch it for yourself: