By now there are plenty of fringe electro-pop acts melding icy synths, wistful lyrics and efficient pop melodies (Charli XCX, Foxes, etc.) but it’s time to carve out some space for one more: Glasgow’s Chvrches. The Scottish trio’s second single “The Mother We Share” features the staccato drum machine claps and warped samples of groups like Grimes or Purity Ring, as well as gleaming synth riffs. We’re also picking up some M83 “Midnight City” vocal sampling effects as well. These are all good comparison points!
Together these flourishes could sound meandering or overpowering, but Chvrches managed to bottle them up into a more compact and accessible jolt of glossy electro than some of their peers in the genre. Plus, Lauren Mayberry’s bouyant voice makes the song instantly listenable. Hear it after the jump.