Chvrches have shared a new single called ‘Good Girls’ and with it details of a UK tour for next March.
The Scottish trio, fronted by Lauren Mayberry, premiered the song as Hottest Record on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show today (July 12). Mayberry explained in a statement that the track takes aim at “misogynistic ideals”.
“The opening line (killing your idols is a chore) was something I wrote after listening to some friends arguing about the present day implications of loving certain problematic male artists – I was struck by the lengths that people would go to in order to excuse their heroes and how that was so juxtaposed to my own experiences in the world,” Mayberry said.
“Women have to constantly justify their right to exist and negotiate for their own space. We’re told that Bad Things don’t happen to Good Girls. That if you curate yourself to fit the ideal – keep yourself small and safe and acceptable – you will be alright, and it’s just not fucking true.”
Mayberry’s message is set to euphoric synth-pop that bears all the hallmarks of a Chvrches classic – listen below.
The single is the third cut from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Screen Violence‘, which drops on August 27 via EMI Records (UK) and Glassnote (US). It follows on from last month’s ‘How Not To Drown‘ featuring Robert Smith of The Cure and April’s lead single ‘He Said She Said‘.
Alongside the release of their new track, Chvrches have also today announced details of their 2022 UK tour. Tickets go on sale here at 9:30am BST on July 23.
Chvrches 2022 UK tour dates
14 – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
15 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
16 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
18 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
19 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
Bandmember Martin Doherty described the writing and recording process as “stabilising” in an otherwise uncertain year. “Making this record was really good for finding something to centre you when it felt like the whole world was on fire,” he said.