This week at Austin City Limits, Scottish electronic trio CHVRCHES played a new tune, which has appeared on setlists under rotating names, "Richard Pryor," "Gene Wilder," and "Eddie Murphy."
Sooooooo is it just me, or does this "new" song sound eerily like a stripped down version of their last single, "The Mother We Share"?
On the topic of their sophomore album, band member Iain Cook warned Classic Pop magazine that, "It's too early to talk about new songs, because nothing is finished." Cook's comments seem to explain the schizophrenic song titles, and the hollow, unfinished nature of the aforementioned track. The group seems to be workshopping the song live, and the working titles stand in while it is still in development.
It's a relief to know that CHVRCHES aren't resting on their laurels. Their first album The Bones Of What You Believe is exciting and multifaceted, and we only hope that their next effort follows suit.