Since the release of their 2013 debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, Glasgow synthpop group Chvrches have been caught up in one whirlwind of a year. Never slowing, the trio’s schedule seems to consist only of touring and festival stops. Where and when they find time to sit down and actually record is a mystery to me, but over the weekend in Austin, Chvrches performed a new song during their set at ACL.
The group has been playing the track at recent shows over the past couple of weeks and, with working names of “Richard Pryor”, “Gene Wilder”, and “Eddie Murphy”, it sounds something that’d fit perfectly on their last project. Here’s what Iaine Cook had to say about their sophomore album, while recently talking to Classic Pop magazine:
“We’re not going to put out anything we aren’t happy with. That could take four months, it could take two years. It’s too early to talk about new songs, because nothing is finished. We do most of our work in the studio together – it’s fine for one person to come up with something, but it’s not a Chvrches song until it’s been bounced back and forth between the three of us.”
You can listen to a surprisingly clear audio rip of the song (from the ACL livestream) below. (via Stereogum)
(featured photos by Rachael Wright)