CHVRCHES and John Carpenter have joined forces for a series of remixes. The legendary film director and composer has shared his version of the Scottish trio’s recent single ‘Good Girls’, taken from their upcoming album Screen Violence, while CHVRCHES have remixed ‘Turning The Bones’, from Carpenter’s latest LP Lost Themes III: Alive After Death. Take a listen below.
“As horror fans, we know that John Carpenter is the godfather and the gold standard so we’re so excited to get to work with him in any capacity,” CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry said in a statement. “His films and music have been so impactful on us over the years, and without the stories he created I am not sure that the concept of Screen Violence (and female narratives within the album) would exist in the way they do. On every album we get “remixes” but given the themes of this record, we had the idea that maybe we could get a song reimagined by a composer who has worked in that cinematic universe. John was top of our wishlist but we never really thought he’d reply, let alone that he’d send back something better than the original.”
Carpenter added: “Chvrches reached out to us through our tour manager, asking if we would be interested in remixing one of their songs for their upcoming album. They sent us three or four tracks for us to listen to and decide which one we wanted to remix, and we went from there. We chose the track we did because we connected with it the most and felt it would adapt best to our style. After we finished our remix, we asked them if they could also remix one of our songs in return, and they thought it was a great idea.”