CHVRCHES Teams Up With The Cure's Robert Smith for New Song “How Not to Drown”
- Scottish synth-pop band CHVRCHES announced their fourth studio album “Screen Violence” will be released on August 27, 2021 via Glassnote.
From the album, the band teamed up with British rock band The Cure's Robert Smith to release a new song “How Not to Drown” on June 2nd.
It was written by Robert Smith, Martin Doherty, Lauren Mayberry and Iain Cook.
The band member Martin Doherty told Zane Lowe on Apple Music, “I wouldn't be in a band if it wasn't for 'Disintegration' and 'Pornography'. They're the two greatest albums of all time. So when Robert got back to us and said that he was interested in collaborating, we thought that it would be... We never truly thought that it would come to fruition.”
He continued, “And this is no word of a lie, after it had gone quiet for a little while, we get this demo of the blue on Hallowe'en, no less. From Robert. With him singing. And it was everything that we hoped it would be and more. And so the process continued.”
Robert Smith said, “I started doing some weird things. This isn't one of them, obviously. This is not a weird thing by any means! I think the collaborations that I've done in the past, very few of them, I can't really think off the top of my head, have been collaborative in the sense that there's someone else singing with me. I think that's what made the difference... This is more of a duet. It's a kind of old fashioned sort of way of doing things.”
The new album comprises of 10-track and is their first LP in three years.
Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry said of the album, “I think for me it was helpful to go into the process with the idea that I could write something escapist almost. That felt freeing initially, to have concepts and stories to weave your own feelings and experiences through but in the end, all the lyrics were definitely still personal.”
Martin Doherty added, “To me, the screen aspect was a bit more literal. When we were making the record, it was like half of our lives were lived through screens. What began as a concept was now a lifeline.”
- source : Apple Music