Chvrches announce second album 'Every Open Eye', new single 'Leave A Trace' premiering tonight

See the record's artwork and tracklisting now

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Chvrches have announced their new album, titled 'Every Open Eye'.

The Scottish synth-pop trio recently finished work on their second LP, the follow-up to 2013's 'The Bones of What You Believe'.

The record will now be released on September 25 via Virgin EMI / Goodbye Records. New single 'Leave A Trace' premieres on BBC Radio 1 on Thursday evening (July 16).

Check out the album's tracklisting and artwork below.

'Never Ending Circles'
'Leave a Trace'
'Keep You on My Side'
'Make Them Gold'
'Clearest Blue'
'High Enough to Carry You Over'
'Empty Threat'
'Down Side of Me'
'Playing Dead'
'Bury It'
'Get Away'
'Follow You'
'Bow Down'


In a recent interview with Pitchfork, singer Lauren Mayberry recently described the new LP as "pretty emosh".

Iain Cook of the band added that the idea behind the record was to make it "20 percent different, bigger, better" than their debut.

Speaking about the ideas behind the new LP, Martin Doherty explained that he wanted to maintain a certain 'accessibility' to the band's music. "After making one record that people really like, some bands reject the things that everyone liked about them and make some really deep, thoughtful, dark record - but I wanted to avoid making a 'mature' album," he commented. "That said, it's not like we're making saccharine shite. There's important lyrical content, and we're still pushing the same emotional boundaries, but also trying to make it as accessible as possible."

Of the record's lyrical content, Mayberry added: "Because the album was written over such a long period of time, it's about the goods and the bads, the beginnings and ends. Personally, I'm in a good place right now, but there's definitely anti-love songs on there as well. 'Leave a Trace' is the middle finger mic-drop. It's about that point where you're like, 'There's no point having this conversation anyways: There will be no resolve, I won't feel better about it, you won't feel better about it, no outcome from this will actually change my reality.' It makes me feel better to write about that - I've done something constructive with it. You don't put that on other people, you put that into what you do. That's always the way I've written lyrics. My ex-partners are not friends with me, but I'm OK with that."

Speaking to NME earlier this year, band member Martin Doherty discussed their plans for the new LP, including the trio's desire to make it "leaner" than 'The Bones Of What You Believe'.

"I think we'll use fewer instruments but ultimately try and do more with them," Doherty said. "When you listen to a Michael Jackson song or a Prince song, you realise there's absolutely nothing in it but an amazing bassline, drums and singing. We want to channel some of that."
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