Album Review: CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

If you haven’t listened CHVRCHES, yet, you owe it to ears and general well-being to do so. The Mother We Share” found its way on to almost all of my summer playlists. Each listen made me increasingly eager for their full length debut. Now, The Bones of What You Believe is here and even better than I could anticipated. This album is electropop at its finest. Bold statement? Why yes. Yes, it is.

The Bones of What You Believe gives me the same feeling I had when when I first heard Ellie Goulding. Hailing from Glasgow, Lauren Mayberry has a similar timber and airy clarity you get with vocalists like Ellie Goulding and Megan James from Purity Ring. However, what sets CHVRCHES apart isn’t the vocals alone. It’s the cohesion of the best electropop elements. Chunky snare drums you might find in a Neon Indian song, synth riffs Matt & Kim would play for days, the stutter effects of Foster the People, the harmonies of M83, and melodic bass drum heart you would expect to hear on a dance floor. 

Key Tracks: The Mother We Share,” “Recover,” and “Lies”

Artists like Icona Pop, Ellie Goulding, Purity Ring, The Joy Formidable, The Naked and Famous, and Lorde have been tearing free of their indie roots and breaking into the radio spotlight more and more. Their is something compelling about these electopop artists. The mixture of airy, uplifting, and strong female vocals with tight synth heavy electronic production is a new gold standard. Crisp pop beats and song structure meet the brooding dark indie aesthetic to create an undeniably attractive sound. Of all the rising electropop artists right now, female led or not, CHVRCHES is at the top of my list to succeed.

– Joseph Noga
Account Executive, Education | FirstCom Music

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