Chvrches’ second record, Every Open Eye, is an emotional terrain that investigates the idea of living life honestly, as opposed to one without regret.
Lead singer Lauren Mayberry sings, “Hold up my demands with my heart uncrossed,” on “Keep You On My Side,” if that’s any indication of where she’s guiding listeners this time around. The Scottish trio follows up their 2013 album The Bones Of What You Believe, with a sophomore project that’s packaged for fellow ‘80s pop scholars and the brittle strafe of pop-rock summoning.
Expanding on the sparkling, immaculately crafted synth-pop that’s become a staple formula on their records, the sugar-rush hooks and blasé vocals make the entire album a skyrocketing step into indie-world fame.
Even though we’ve already heard “Leave A Trace,” “Never Ending Circles,” and “Clearest Blue,” you can now stream Every Open Eye in its entirety. Check it out via Spotify below.