Kristen Stewart has directed Chvrches‘ new video for a live, reworked version of their track ‘Down Side Me’.
The single is being released as part of the ‘7-inches for Planned Parenthood’ series, which sees artists raising money for the organisation. Other artists taking part in the series include Sleater-Kinney, Björk, Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten, Foo Fighters, Mitski, Feist and more. You can see the full list here.
Singer Lauren Mayberry says: “‘Down Side Of Me’ was not written specifically for this project but I really like how the lyrics can be interpreted in a way that supports the goal of the project as a whole. We should all be able to have faith that our governments are working in our best interests—and if they aren’t then, they should be challenged and held to account. ‘I’ll believe that you’re all that you said you would be.'”
Watch the video below.
Chvrches released their last album ‘Every Open Eye’ in 2015, which featured ‘Down Side Me’. The band have been reportedly working on a new album since January 2016 in New York City.
Meanwhile, Eurythmics‘ Dave Stewart has revealed that he has been working with Chvrches on new music. Stewart, who is best known for his musical partnership with Annie Lennox, posted a picture of himself in the studio with the Glaswegian band on his Facebook page.
The singer said that the band have a huge gay following and that many of her “best friends are in the LGBT community”.
“Just because I get to coast around in a nice cushy little bubble, that’s not how it is for everybody,” Mayberry said.
“And I guess now being in the band that we’re in, having a huge gay following, and I think you know, just trying to check my privilege as a white, cis, straight woman is pretty important and just remembering that I have it pretty fucking good.
“I think we’re really lucky that we travel in a really mixed crew and we always been lucky enough that we had – we were able to choose people to work with that we felt shared our ethos, and I suppose that’s the benefit of working with people you’ve known for a long time.”