Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Matt Doherty — the trio that makes up the band Chvrches — are back with a new single.
This week, the synth-pop group from Scotland released a new song called "Get Out," their first new music since their 2015 album Every Open Eye.
The song, produced by hitmaker Greg Kurstin, premiered on BBC Radio 1 show on Wednesday, Jan. 31. An accompanying video, which features security camera footages, also went up on YouTube on the same day.
Speaking to Annie Mac, Mayberry talked about the direction the band is taking their new record.
"After [Every Open Eye], we went back into a little writing studio — this time in New York — but we still wanted to take a little time to work out where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do," she said. "We decided this time we wanted to work with a producer. I think it was really good for us to be pushed to do things differently and take risks."
She also explained that the band wants to take an "honest" approach in their upcoming album. That means, if they wanted it to be pop, it has to be "aggressively pop — there's no doing things in half measures." She, however, assured fans that the record still sounds like the Chvrches that people know and love.
The singer also added that their third and newest album is almost finished.
If pop is what they wanted, they certainly came to the right person. Kurstin has collaborated with a variety of artists including Sia, P!nk, Ellie Goulding, and Beck. He was also involved in the creation of the insanely popular song "Hello" by Adele.
In a press release, the band compared the experience of working with the Grammy-winning producer to getting a Jedi training from Yoda.
"Working with Greg was so different to what we'd done before, but it also felt so comfortable and like he'd been in our band forever," the band said. "He doesn't try to make you write a certain kind of song. He just listens and then Jedi puppet masters the best work out of you."
In the video below, Mayberry briefly appears on the footage of one of the security cameras. Matt Berninger, frontman of the Grammy-winning band The National, also pops up, teasing something called "Friend or Foe."
Stereogum noted that the phone number that flashes briefly on the video connects the caller to a recording of Mayberry. The site said that, upon calling, the singer can be heard reciting lyrics of the song. The number is 1-800-674-3364.