Chvrches Are Back With New Song, ‘He Said She Said’, Listen Below
Chvrches have returned with a brand new single, He Said She Said, which you can hear below.
The new song is the band’s first new material in two years, following on from their 2018 album, Love Is Dead.
Singer Lauren Mayberry spoke about the new track in a press statement, revealing it had been inspired by lockdown and having the time to reflect on life and “examining experiences I had previously glossed over or deeply buried.
“I feel like I have spent a lot of my life (personally and professionally) performing the uncomfortable balancing act that is expected of women and it gets more confusing and exhausting the older I get.
“Be successful but only in the way we want you to be. Speak up for yourself but not so loudly that you steal men’s thunder. Be attractive but only for the benefit of men, and certainly don’t be vain. Strive to be The Hot Sad Girl but don’t actually be sad in a way that’s inconvenient for anyone. Be smart but not smart enough to ask for more than what you’re being given.
He Said She Said is my way of reckoning with things I’ve accepted that I know I shouldn’t have. Things I pretended weren’t damaging to me. It was the first song we wrote when we started back up, and the opening line (“He said, you bore me to death”) was the first lyric that came out.
“All the verse lines are tongue-in-cheek or paraphrased versions of things that have actually been said to me by men in my life. Being a woman is fucking exhausting and it felt better to scream it into a pop song than scream it into the void. After the past year, I think we can all relate to feeling like we’re losing our minds.”
Listen to the new song below.
He Said She Said will, most likely, be followed by a new full-length record, the band having teased the single a week before it was released with images, such as the one pictured below.
Posted by CHVRCHES on Friday, 16 April 2021
and revealing that they had started work on their fourth album in February 2020, so far called ‘CHV4’.
Me sitting on all the CHV4 secrets and plans. pic.twitter.com/KQ9hFLc9rn
— Lauren Mayberry (@laurenevemay) December 14, 2020