Stream Chvrches’ ‘Every Open Eye’

Carl Williott | September 21, 2015 8:21 am

Chvrches are back with sophomore album Every Open Eye, and now ahead of the LP’s September 25 release it’s available to stream.

More:: Watch the "Leave A Trace" video

Their debut was most definitely categorized as synth-pop, but this one aims to be pop — pop that just happens to have a ton of synths. For this effort, Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty managed to make their music sound both bigger and more focused. The arrangements are sharper and somehow more crystalline than the first time around, and Mayberry’s forceful melodies soar at the front of the mix. These qualities are apparent right away with opening pair of tracks “Never Ending Circles” and “Leave A Trace,” and that’s before the desperate Moog disco of “Keep You On My Side” charges in.

Hear the Scottish synth-pop trio’s self-assured return below.