CHVRCHES‘ music video for “Lies” makes cultural criticism sexier than it’s ever been. The band stands in a dark room with flashing rotating lights behind them and digital lines obscuring their faces. Different scenes are intercut as a couple watches TV from point blank range over dinner, Mad Men like executives discuss business over the phone and a man is strapped into a virtual reality helmet. CHVRCHES are talking about everyday lies: false intimacy, consumption of products and the growing presence of technology in our lives. If the band are liars too, well, so be it, because the truth is that CHVRCHES are selling lies that we can’t get enough of. Check out the video above.
STREAM: CHVRCHES – “Lies”