CHVRCHES have revealed the details of their next album: Screen Violence arrives August 27 via EMI in the UK and Glassnote Records in the US. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘How Not To Drown’, which features vocals from Robert Smith. Check it out below, along with the album artwork.
According to a press release, the title of the album was originally conceived as a name for the band, and the idea to revive the term came during the pandemic. “I think for me it was helpful to go into the process with the idea that I could write something escapist almost,” Lauren Mayberry explained. “That felt freeing initially, to have concepts and stories to weave your own feelings and experiences through but in the end, all the lyrics were definitely still personal.”
Martin Doherty added, “To me, the screen aspect was a bit more literal. When we were making the record, it was like half of our lives were lived through screens. What began as a concept was now a lifeline.”
Screen Violence will mark the follow-up 2018’s Love is Dead. CHVRCHES recently returned with the single ‘He Said She Said’.
Screen Violence Cover Artwork: