CHVRCHES – Recover

Title: Recover

Artist: CHVRCHES

Album: Recover EP

Year: 2013

Genre: Electronic, Synthpop

The Scottish outfit CHVRCHES‘ songs sound familiarly close to the ambitious music familiar to fans of The Knife. “Recover” is a great example of how they can built verse upon verse and then build up to a brilliant chorus (that’s how to make a pop song people). Dramatic two-part melodies billow over a beat that gallops and shimmers like a unicorn as singer Lauren Mayberry asks with piercing earnestness, “If I recover, will you be my comfort?” But damsel in distress she’s not. A few lines later, she challenges her savior, “I’ll give you one more chance” as synthesizers build to a lustrous ultimatum.

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