CHVRCHES “Screen Violence” Released, Exploration of Exotic Dark Synth-Pop

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CHVRCHES "Screen Violence" Become the Best Synth-Pop Album of 2021 So far


Posted on: 08/29/21 at 12:00 pm

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CHVRCHES emerged as a torchbearer of synth-pop in the early 2010s decade influenced by 1980s music. Soundit crosses the line between pop, alternative rock, EDM. What is clear is that they are heavily affected by Depeche Mode. It’s not possible, haha. Their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe (2013) is the gateway to this Scottish trio’s journey.

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Now, after going through three albums, CHVRCHES has finally released its newest album, Screen Violence on 27 August 2021 at various digital music outlets. Screen Violence is the fourth studio album in the overall CHVRCHES catalog. Follow-up album from Love Is Dead (2018). With this album, vocalist Lauren Mayberry and her bandmates reflect on the various expectations of society, including releasing the burden of self-doubt and sexism while presenting their signature synth-pop compositions.

Keeping the Best

Overall, CHVRCHES have completely honed and defined their music with Screen Violence. And they carve out more space for them to explore. A mix of reps album Every Open Eye (2015) with a darker lyrical and nuanced approach. While the reps aren’t a problem, it’s probably even what most fans are hoping for. And they are always able to maintain what is the best part of each album and explore it well.

“I love this album and can’t wait for you to hear it,” Mayberry tweeted. “There is a last girl, in the last scene, and you know that she should be screaming…”.

To tease fans about Screen Violence, CHVRCHES released some single kicked over the previous few weeks. Namely ‘He Said She Said’, ‘Good Girls’, and his collaboration with Robert Smith (The Cure) ‘How Not to Drown’ which was later remixed by the vocalist of The Cure.

If all goes according to plan, then CHVRCHES will start this fall with a tour in support of their new album. Tour in North America which includes 28 dates in total.

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Happy listening to CHVRCHES Screen Violence

CHVRCHES - Screen Violence (artwork)

Screen Violence Tracklists:
01. Asking for a Friend
02. He Said She Said
03. California
04. Violent Delights
05. How Not to Drown (feat. Robert Smith)
06. Final Girl
07. Good Girls
08. Lullabies
09. Nightmares
10. Better If You Don’t

Author, Translator & Editor: Dharma Samyayogi

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