Chvrches have a new album coming out. Sure, leading up to today, the Scottish trio hadn’t officially announced it, but the breadcrumbs weren’t hard to find. We could say their social media wipe and their cryptic teaser were being mysterious, but on the other hand, the band literally did an interview with Entertainment Weekly discussing the 2018 release of their third album, calling it the “most pop stuff” they’ve ever recorded. The band even appeared at the recent ALTer EGO concert in Los Angeles to introduce The National, hinting strongly that fans wouldn’t have to wait long for new music.
And, that time has now arrived. Premiering today on BBC1 was Chvrches’ lead song from their first album since 2015’s Every Open Eye. Produced by recent Grammy winner for Producer Of the Year, Greg Kurstin, “Get Out” backs up the band’s pop claims, bolstered by racing synths and a powerful chorus fit to blast off from big stages.
The band says of working with Kurstin:
“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. The opening synth riff of ‘Get Out’ was the first thing to emerge on our first day in the studio with him.”
The band also released a video for the song, which features a grid of security footage that shows, aside from clip of the band in the studio, traffic outside and what looks like graves being filled with dirt, a creepy contrast to the bright and booming pop of the song. Keep your eyes peeled for a guest appearance from The National’s Matt Berninger.
Watch the video for “Get Out” above.