At this point in the game, you know you’re going to see a special guest at one of Taylor Swift’s shows. It’s a nice thing that happens and gives audiences a taste of something different. But the surprise element of the surprise guest is lost. Not with CHVRCHES, though. It brought out Paramore’s Hayley Williams last night in Nashville. It was very good and very surprising. Seriously.
The two performed “Bury It,” one of the more aggressive songs off CHVRCHES’ already aggressive (and impressive!) sophomore album Every Open Eye. Williams’ powerhouse vocals reached the rafters alongside Lauren Mayberry’s. Thanks be to YouTube, because merely hearing about the surprise performance was enough to make us want to be flies on the (probably sweaty venue) wall. Now, we can…over and over again.