Chvrches have announced a new five-track EP that hits shelves this Friday, 16 November.
The ‘Hansa Session’ EP features new acoustic and string quartet arrangements as well as live performances of songs from their latest album, ‘Love Is Dead’, which were recorded at the Hansa Studios in Berlin.
Watch the EP trailer below:
“When we had the opportunity to record at Hansa we jumped at it even though we were in the middle of a hectic tour,” says bandmember Iain Cook.
Cook also wrote the string arrangements, which were recorded separately at Bad Robot in LA.
“It is such hallowed ground for me – my heroes Bowie, Depeche, Iggy, Siouxsie, Tangerine Dream, Nick Cave amongst others made arguably their best work in that building – and we hoped that when we went there, we would capture even just a tiny bit of that energy.”
Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says: “It was really fun to try to reinterpret the songs and still communicate the messages and emotions with different arrangements.
“Once an album is out and you’re on the road, it’s harder to be creative so it’s exciting when those opportunities present themselves, and getting to make music in places like Hansa and Bad Robot is really a bucket list thing for all of us.”