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Chvrches detail new album, release collaboration with The National’s Matt Berninger

By | Published on Thursday 1 March 2018


Chvrches have announced details of their new album, ‘Love Is Dead’, and released a new collaboration with The National’s Matt Berninger called ‘My Enemy’.

“[The album is about] coming to terms with the fact that there are great things in the world and there are awful things in the world and that you can’t get one without the other”, says vocalist Lauren Mayberry.

Of working with Berninger, she adds: “We’ve all been huge fans of The National for a long time. We had played a few festivals together but really got to know Matt when we were involved in Seven-Inches For Planned Parenthood, a fundraising and awareness campaign that he spearheaded. It’s really inspiring and reassuring to meet other artists you admire and realise that they are trying to do some good in the world”.

“We kept in touch after that and, when it came time to record ‘My Enemy’, Iain and Martin suggested I email Matt to see if he’d like to sing on it”, she goes on. “We never realistically thought he’d have time to do it but he replied right away and recorded the track at his house the next day”.

‘Love Is Dead’ is set for release on 25 May.┬áListen to ‘My Enemy’, featuring Matt Berninger, here now: