CHVRCHES make a triumphant return to our lives with “Leave A Trace.” The track is the first single from their upcoming album Every Open Eye, due out in September. The Scottish synth-poppers are in as good of form as ever, and the track represents a solid tightening and evolution of their previous work on The Bones Of What You Believe.
Lauren Mayberry sings with an edge that we’ve only seen glimpses of before. The usual stuttering drumbeat and layers of synths are the launch pad for her new lyrical firepower. In this case it’s failed romantic partners who are in the crosshairs. “And you had best believe / That you cannot build what I don’t need / And I know I need to feel relief / And I know you’ll never fold / But I believe nothing that I’m told,” she spits on the chorus. It’s a song about moving on, but not making nice. Expect this one to soundtrack a lot of breakups in the coming months. While we hope that Lauren finds someone nice to settle down with, we’re happy that her bad relationships can still inspire kickass music.