The track marks their first release since their 2015 second album ‘Every Open Eye‘, and was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today (January 31).
‘Get Out’ was produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia), and you can listen to it below now.
Speaking to Annie Mac, Lauren Mayberry said: “After [‘Every Open Eye’], we went back into a little writing studio – this time in New York – but we still wanted to take a little time to work out where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. We decided this time we wanted to work with a producer. I think it was really good for us to be pushed to do things differently and take risks.”
She added of the direction of the record that the band “wanted everything to be really honest”, saying “if it’s going to be more pop it should be more aggressively pop – there’s no doing things in half measures.” “It was nice to not be second guessing ourselves,” she said. “It’s still consistent with what we’ve done before but it feels like it’ll be more of a live experience.”
Mayberry also revealed that the group were putting the finishing touches to their third album, and would be adding a live drummer to their set-up.
The YouTube video for the audio features The National’s Matt Berninger posting fliers with the words “Friend Or Foe” on. The phone number 1-800-674-3364 also briefly flashes on the screen. If you call the number, you hear Mayberry sombrely reading the lyrics:
“I’ve got no more time to hear what you think about me, because all of your words are so cold, so callous, so clean.
“I’ve got no more time to hear who you think we should blame, because all of your words are so vile, so viscous, so vain.”
In a press release, the band added: “Working with Greg was so different to what we’d done before, but it also felt so comfortable and like he’d been in our band forever. He doesn’t try to make you write a certain kind of song. He just listens and then Jedi puppet masters the best work out of you.
“The opening synth riff of ‘Get Out’ was the first thing to emerge on our first day in the studio with him.”
Meanwhile, Chvrches recently announced their first UK shows in two years. They will perform at Manchester’s Parklife festival between June 9-10, before playing a hometown show at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival on July 8.