Chvrches Return After Two-Year Absence With 'Get Out'

Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES
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Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES performs on stage at 2016 Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on Sept. 17, 2016 in Atlanta.  

Chvrches teased a new song called “Get Out” on Tuesday, and now it’s here to hear.

The Scottish synth-pop trio’s first new song since 2015’s Every Open Eye is one of the tracks they worked on with mainstream hitmaker Greg Kurstin -- the material they said would be “the most pop stuff we’ve done.” And although it’s true they’ve come back sleeker and shinier than ever, “Get Out” (not a reference to the acclaimed Jordan Peele horror-comedy of the same name, as far as we know) mostly sounds like the Chvrches of old. Specifically it reminds me of their sublime “The Mother We Share,” but I’ll let you decide whether that resemblance is a positive or a negative.

Listen below:

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry had this to say about collaborating with Kurstin, who just won the Grammy for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

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.

“Get Out” is out now on Glassnote. Chvrches aren’t sharing other details on their forthcoming third album just yet.

This article was originally published by Stereogum.

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