Afterglow

Album: Every Open Eye (2015)
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  • The way Chvrches work, all tracks have to be actively loved by all three band members before they're allowed to feature on an album. This song, for instance, had been vetoed time and again, until an eleventh hour moment of creative inspiration re-shaped it into Every Open Eye's closer.

    "We were going to bin it," explained multi-instrumentalist Iain Cook to NME. "We spent ages working out what it was going to be. By the end, we'd just left it to the side. Then, one day, we just tempo-shifted it, took out the drums, put in a one-track vocal and a one-track synth line, and there it was. It went from the bottom of the bin, to album end-point inside about an hour."

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