CHVRCHES say ‘Never Say Die’ and honestly it’s good advice

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Like The Goonies before them, CHVRCHES are here to say “Never Say Die.”

That’s the title of the Scottish electro-pop trio’s mountainous new tune, which just hit streaming services this morning (March 29). “Never Say Die” follows a pair of previous singles, the Matt Berninger collab “My Enemy” and SOTY contender “Get Out”, in helping shape CHVRCHES’ forthcoming third album Love Is Dead.

“‘Never Say Die’ is one of my favorite songs on the record because it really leans into the juxtaposition of what we do — the mixture between the dark and the light,” says vocalist Lauren Mayberry. “It’s melodic and direct but uses some of the gnarliest sounds we’ve ever tried… The chorus lyric came about very quickly but the verses took a lot longer. I really wanted to sum up a feeling of trying to be optimistic when you feel disillusioned by the people around you, but trying to keep going because ‘Goonies Never Say Die.’”



Love Is Dead is out May 25 via Glassnote, and while CHVRCHES have no New England dates planned on the immediate horizon, there are a few within road-trip distance this spring, including a June 3 appearance at The Governors Ball in New York, and a June 17 gig at the Bb&T Pavilion in New Jersey. Check all the dates while you jam out.

Featured photo by Danny Clinch.

CHVRCHES 2018 Live Dates:
May 31 – Primavera, Barcelona, Spain
June 3 – The Governors Ball, New York, NY
June 8 – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
June 10 – Parklife, Higher Blackley, UK
June 17 – Bb&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
June 22 – Southside Festival, Nehausen Ob Eck, Germany
June 22 – Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
June 29 – Aerodrome, Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic
June 30 – Openair St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
July 6 – Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
July 8 – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow, UK
July 11 – Ahoi The Full Hit of Summer, Linz, Austria
July 13 – NOS Alive, Alges, Portugal
July 15 – Citadel Festival, London, UK
July 27 – Fuji Rock, Yuzawa, Japan
August 2 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
August 3 – Hinterland Music Festival, St Charles, IA
August 9 – Ogden Twilight, Utah, UT
August 31 – Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland