A fresh new album from Scottish indie pop trio Chvrches is coming in hot: They’ve already shared new music and a tracklist, and now, a release date: Love Is Dead will be available on May 25th via Glassnote. The band also debuted another new song today, a huge pop anthem called “My Enemy” that features The National’s Matt Berninger.
The song premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show this morning, and Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry said that working with Berninger on the song was basically an effortless process:
“We’re all huge fans of The National and have been for a long time. They’re such a classy, classic band to me and his lyrics are amazing. He’s such a storyteller. […] I had to email him being like, ‘Honestly, no pressure’. He replied in like half an hour as like, ‘Yeah, I like it… send me the stems and I’ll do it tomorrow.’ It was the most efficient rock and roll transaction.”
Mayberry also spoke about making the album, saying that it was important that they be true to themselves: “We wanted to make a record that we feel proud of and we think the people who like our band will like but not try and think about that too much. Because I think you go in second guessing yourself like that you’re going to end up not making something for the right reasons I suppose.”
She added that part of the process was about finding the right producer, since this is the band’s first album produced by somebody other than themselves, saying, “We kind of speed dated with a bunch of producers because we’ve never worked with a producer before. That was all part of the journey of figuring out where we wanted to get to.”
Listen to “My Enemy” above.