chvrches return with new single "leave a trace"

a chill summer jam

photographed by eliot hazel

Following up to its debut 2013 album, The Bones of What You Believe, CHVRCHES is back and and as dreamy as ever.

"Leave A Trace," the first single off the band's upcoming sophomore album Every Open Eye dives into familiar waters with a characteristically balanced mix of Lauren Mayberry's airy vocals and grounding synths. "I know I need to feel release," she sings in the chorus, surrendering her headstrong attitude for a relaxing breath of air. The track's blend of heaviness and loftiness follows the same vein as the band's previous releases, but makes a welcome addition to our summer playlist.

CHVRCHES has come back with a song that brings together all the elements that made us fall in love with the band in the first place, and "Leave A Trace" brings us back into the blissed-out euphoric state that gives us an excuse to wind down in the midst of chaos. Their next album is bound to be one of 2015's coolest releases.

Every Open Eye comes out September 25.