SHARE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘GOOD GIRLS’
NEW ALBUM SCREEN VIOLENCE DUE AUGUST 27
2022 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
CHVRCHES today share the official video for their new single ‘Good Girls’. The video is the final in a lo-fi, nostalgic, and analogue-inspired trilogy directed by multi-disciplinary artist Scott Kiernan, following previous singles ‘He Said She Said’ and ‘How Not To Drown’ featuring one of the band’s musical heroes, The Cure frontman Robert Smith.
‘Good Girls’, is taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album Screen Violence, set for release on August 27 via EMI Records (UK) and Glassnote (US). The single was premiered earlier this week as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and announced alongside details of their 2022 UK tour.
On the making of the trilogy of videos, director Scott Kiernan says: “The video for ‘He Said She Said’ dealt with doubt in making of one’s own image while under the manipulation of another; while ‘How Not to Drown’ sought an exit from a low, from feeling penned in by larger power structures, and refusing to succumb to them again. But ‘Good Girls’ portrays a certain learned confidence in knowing who and what you are, despite what others might conform to themselves. It’s having a clear vision, or something like a compound eye that can see at all angles.”
“Of course, this is the BLUE in the RGB of the video trio, like the colors that form a video image and rotate in a projector’s color wheel. And similarly, the revolving door metaphor that runs throughout the videos generates many open positions – possible developments to follow from the initial darkroom, which circle their way back again.”
“So, like ‘How Not to Drown’ before it, ‘Good Girls’ continues down from a scene in the first video and steers it to a new parallel conclusion. Near the end, we find Lauren spiraling on the studio floor, surrounded by the crew and ghosts of the previous videos, as the entire image cycle finally comes to a halt.”
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Discussing the single, Lauren says: “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. 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.”
CHVRCHES recently announced details of their 2022 UK tour – kicking off in Scotland, the band are travelling to Newcastle, London and Birmingham, before culminating in Manchester. Fans who have pre-ordered the album from the official CHVRCHES UK Music store (https://CHVRCHES.lnk.to/Store) before 4PM on Tuesday 20th July will receive pre-sale access to tickets on July 21. Tickets go on general sale at 9:30AM BST on Friday 23rd July. For more information and tickets, please visit www.chvrch.es
CHVRCHES – 2022 UK Tour Dates
Monday 14 March – Edinburgh – Corn Exchange
Tuesday 15 March – Newcastle – O2 City Hall
Wednesday 16 March – London – O2 Academy Brixton
Friday 18 March – Birmingham – O2 Academy
Saturday 19 March – Manchester – O2 Apollo
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.
Screen Violence was recorded almost entirely remotely between Los Angeles and Glasgow where 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.
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.