Chvrches are back with a new single, “He Said She Said.” It’s the first piece of new music from Chvrches since they released “Death Stranding,” their contribution to the Hideo Kojima game of the same name, back in 2019. Listen to it below.
“He Said She Said” was recorded almost entirely remotely on both sides of the Atlantic, with the band members working over Zoom and with audio-sharing software in order to collaborate. It arrives three years after the release of the Scottish electronic trio’s most recent album Love Is Dead.
Vocalist Lauren Mayberry said in a statement that the new track was borne out of thinking and reflecting during the coronavirus lockdown and “examining experiences I had previously glossed over or deeply buried.”
She said: “I feel like I have spent a lot of my life (personally and professionally) performing the uncomfortable balancing act that is expected of women and it gets more confusing and exhausting the older I get.
“Be successful but only in the way we want you to be. Speak up for yourself but not so loudly that you steal men’s thunder. Be attractive but only for the benefit of men, and certainly don’t be vain. Strive to be The Hot Sad Girl but don’t actually be sad in a way that’s inconvenient for anyone. Be smart but not smart enough to ask for more than what you’re being given.”
Listen to ‘He Said She Said’ above and stream it now on Apple Music and Spotify.