Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Song Review - Leave A Trace




Leave A Trace
by Chvrches
Album: Every Open Eye (due September 25 2015)






Yes. Yes. Yes again. I say a lot of words about a lot of songs but that's the one that came to mind numerous times over upon listen of Chvrches latest song, 'Leave A Trace', taken from their second album Every Open Eye, to be released later this year. The first "yes" was because this is one perfect synth laden pop song, something I have come to expect from a band that made their way into that upper echelon of my very much all time favourites in the last couple of years. The exquisite synths and the intense beats are exactly who Chvrches are but it's the lyrics that caused the second "yes"...


and you had best believe
that you cannot build what I don't need



...Lauren Mayberry's words will probably be some of the best "fuck you" words I'm going to hear this year. Who am I kidding? I know this one's going to stick around with me as an anthem long after this year's done. My third "yes"? Well that's for the chill down my spine and the threat of a tear or two, which isn't something that generally happens with your average electro-pop song, but when a band pulls together all the sounds and tops them off with the frustration, heartbreak, angst and screw you we've all felt sometime or another, then combines them with the defiance and strength we all need every now and then, well,


you think I'll apologise for things I left behind
but you got it wrong
I'm as sane as I ever was


there's not much else one can say but yes, is there? Nope. Just yes.


Jo Michelmore gives 'Leave A Trace' five Siouxsie Soux heads out of five...

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