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CHVRCHES drop emotionally-charged new single ‘My Enemy’

The Scottish synth pop band introduce third album Love Is Dead with a track featuring The National’s Matt Berninger

CHVRCHES are back with a new single “My Enemy”, taken from their newly announced third album Love is Dead.

“My Enemy” features The National’s Matt Berninger, who the band met while working on a 7” single for Planned Parenthood, a campaign he spearheaded. It’s the second single from the Scottish synth pop group’s latest full-length following last month’s “Get Out”.

Speaking in a press release about the collaboration on “My Enemy”, vocalist Lauren Mayberry said, “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 7 Inches For Planned Parenthood... 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. 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 incorporates themes of growing up and coming to terms with the harsh realities of the world. For the first time the band have worked with outside talent on production, with pop powerhouse Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele, Kendrick Lamar) co-producing nine tracks. It’s out May 25.

Listen to “My Enemy” below.