We're on our 5th straight play of "Warning Call"; a song CHVRCHES
just gifted the world with, not to mention the first slice of new music since the release of their excellent sophomore album, Every Open Eye
, last fall. On that album, Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty ratcheted up the dial on the poignant, electro pop they originally introduced back in 2013. The songs soared just a bit more and felt packaged in a sense of significant production.
This new one might be the closest we've heard the Scottish trio to duplicating the initial intimacy of their breakout single, "The Mother We Share". It's called "Warning Call", but it's way too smooth and glassy to be any kind of threat...unless, of course, you find earworms threatening. Hey, would you look at that? We've already moved on to our 7th spin of the song.
Within the lyrics we find Mayberry unafraid of her mistakes. "I hold on to every mistake that I made alone,"
she sings in the first verse. "And I don't lie when I say that we will never return to closing doors"
. Later in the song's chorus: "Look down on the cold ground/No one try to break the fall"
. She messed up. It's going to hurt. But she'll learn from the mistake. That's life advice people!
The song is actually part of the soundtrack to Mirror's Edge Catalyst
; a video game of some sort, that will be released next month. Here's hoping the song starts making its way into CHVRCHES' set lists in the future.
Speaking of sets, did you see the one we captured in Central Park with the band?