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  • CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry Premieres New Song “Shame” on BBC Radio 1

  • Scottish pop band CHVRCHES' lead singer Lauren Mayberry premiered a new song “Shame” on Radio 1's Future Sounds with Jack Saunders.

    The song is her second solo single, following “Are You Awake?” released last month.
    The track was written by Lauren Mayberry, Caroline Pennell, and Griffin Goldsmith. Produced by Matthew Koma.
    Lauren Mayberry said of the song, “I had the idea for a while of a song that had the tagline of 'what a shame', but in a sarcastic way. And the word 'shame' having a double meaning - the shame you feel and internalize, but what a shame you feel like that and can't change it.”
    She continued, “Looking back on a lot of my life in terms of relationships, sexuality and my sense of self in the world, there is a lot of shame associated with that. I came into my teens in the early-mid 2000s, a time period we now regard as a bit of a shithole in terms of gender and media messages (post Woodstock 99, the dawn of sex tape leaks, Girls Gone Wild, etc etc). What was deemed 'attractive' for women and girls was quite disturbing in hindsight, and that's what went into my brain at a formative time, romanticizing bargain basement, local band boy versions of Reality Bites Ethan Hawke. But now I know better, my wiring is still to find those things attractive on a cellular level. I know not to want those things academically, but emotionally, romantically, sexually, I have been trained to find those things valuable and attractive.”
  • Lauren Mayberry told Jack Saunders about the sound of the song, “I guess maybe because my two trades this was or like I was a drummer originally. And then I became a singer. So to me, I'm always thinking about I want harmonies on harmonies on harmonies, but also I like the idea of vocals, being able to lead a song more boldly, like a vocal melody that it can be parthians for instrumentation, it can be part of all other parts of the song and can be part of the rhythm. So I think there was a lot that he had the mood for. It's definitely all stuff like PJ Harvey and Fiona Apple and Annie Lennox and things like that. Where, yeah, I think that they have beautiful voices, but they use them quite weirdly. And I like the idea of not having to have pretty vocal, just push your voice to do strange things to make the song, if that makes sense.”

  • CHVRCHES will release the 10th anniversary special edition of their 2013 debut album “The Bones of What You Believe” this Friday (October 13th).
    The album comprises 21-track, including 4 previously unreleased tracks recorded during the production of the original album, in addition to 5 live tracks and the original 12 tracks.
    From the album, the band released the first single called “Manhattan” back in August.

    Photo by Scarlett Casciello
  • source : BBC Radio 1
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