Song I Have on Repeat: "Clearest Blue" by Chvrches
When a band's first album is as melodically cohesive and sonically expansive as Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches's 2013 release, The Bones of What You Believe, it can be tough to top. But the synth-savvy group, composed of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty, has managed to do just that with their just-released follow-up, Every Open Eye. With '80s-tinged tracks ranging from slow jams to first-bumping bangers (some within the same song), interlaced with the band's trademark melancholy, it's an album that you'll never tire of hearing over and over again.
And it's the fifth track in particular that has us dancing at our desks. "Clearest Blue," which contains the lyric that spawned the album's title, is three minutes and 54 seconds of crisp, cathartic, indie-infused electronica. It begins with a steady drum beat, against the backdrop of an amalgam of other instruments. Slowly but surely, the beat builds with each subsequent verse, culminating in an epic symphony of synths at the two minute and 10 second mark, commanding you to furiously gyrate to the beat, wherever you are.
Listen to "Clearest Blue" below, and buy Every Open Eye for $10 on the iTunes Store.