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CHVRCHES SHARE ROBERT SMITH REMIX OF ‘HOW NOT TO DROWN’

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SHARE ‘HOW NOT TO DROWN’ (ROBERT SMITH REMIX)

NEW ALBUM SCREEN VIOLENCE SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 27

Today, CHVRCHES have shared a special remix of their latest single ‘How Not To Drown’ featuring the song’s featured artist and one of the band’s musical heroes, The Cure’s frontman Robert Smith. Fusing the dark, atmospheric sonics inherent with The Cure with the already-harmonious marrying of Smith’s signature vocals with CHVRCHES’ frontwoman Lauren Mayberry’s, the remix is a perfect alternative version of the song that is based on the concept of staying conscious when you drown. 

DOWNLOAD/STREAM ‘HOW NOT TO DROWN’ (ROBERT SMITH REMIX)

‘How Not To Drown’ was released last month alongside the announcement of CHVRCHES’ forthcoming fourth studio album, Screen Violence, due out August 27 via Glassnote (US) and EMI Records (UK). The single was premiered via Zane Lowe who interviewed the band for their first ever interview with Smith ahead of the release of the official video, featuring both CHVRCHES and Robert Smith, with its claustrophobic, film-noir imagery a continuation of the aesthetic presented with the album’s debut single ‘He Said She Said’. 

WATCH THE VIDEO

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Recorded almost entirely remotely between Los Angeles and Glasgow, members Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty and Iain Cook self-produced and mixed the album via video calls and audio sharing programs to create something that is unique and special, but inherently CHVRCHES. 

Screen Violence was originally conceived as a name for the band. A decade later, and during a pandemic when the reality of screen violence has never been more pertinent, struggling to make the people you love feel more than the characters on a TV show, and experiencing a world of trauma as if it were another, CHVRCHES revived the term for their forthcoming album title. Narrating the theme of screen violence in three main forms – on screen, by screens and through screens – the album touches on feelings of loneliness, disillusionment, fear, heartbreak and regret. 

The making of Screen Violence also marked a decade together for the band – a decade whose sound they have helped to create and define from their 2013 breakthrough The Bones of What You Believe and 2015’s Every Open Eye, to their most recent 2018’s Love is Dead.  

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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