Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry says ‘standing and screaming in someone’s face’ about misogyny won’t change things

The frontwoman discussed what she's learned through being outspoken about those subjects

Chvrches‘ Lauren Mayberry has said “standing and screaming in someone’s face” about misogyny and sexual misconduct won’t “make anyone change”.

The frontwoman has long spoken out about those issues in interviews and online, and wrote an op-ed piece for the Guardian in 2013 about the abuse women in the music industry are subjected to on the internet.

Speaking to Interview Magazine, Mayberry said: “I’ve come to terms with the fact that standing and screaming in someone’s face about how wrong they are is never gonna make anyone change.”

She continued to discuss how she felt in the early days of the band when misogynistic language would be used in relation to the group. “When people say stuff to us casually in reviews, if they write about it in a condescending way with really gendered language, that’s not really about me,” she said. “It used to hurt my feelings more than it does now.

“That’s not about us as a band or me as a person. That’s about how you feel about women, and that’s a societal thing. When people say stuff like that, that’s a domination thing; you feel sad about what’s happening in your life and the state of the world.”

Chvrches are to release their third album ‘Love Is Dead‘ on May 25. The record was produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia), and will feature the previously released tracks ‘Get Out’ and ‘My Enemy’ – which features The National’s Matt Berninger – amongst others.