Album: Love Is Dead (2018)
Play Video


  • Here, Lauren Mayberry recounts an incident during which she told the other person she would hate them "forever." Though the Chvrches singer feels she'd been in the right, she regrets not holding her tongue and doesn't expect the other person to forgive her.
  • Mayberry explained that though she usually writes lyrics from a personal perspective, this was her homage to the songs that are in John Hughes movies. "For this one I always imagined it soundtracking a Breakfast Club library dance type moment," she said.
  • The word "forever" is repeated 24 times in each chorus.
  • Chvrches originally recorded the track for their 2018 Love Is Dead album. "Forever" saw a spike in streams after it featured on Elite, a Netflix drama which follows teenagers at a private school in Spain. The song originally scored the scene that led to Marina's murder in season 1, but it was only when it featured in several episodes throughout season 3 as a narrative thread that fans took notice.
  • Chvrches released a video for a new version of the song dubbed "Forever (Separate But Together Version)." The clip shows the three Chvrches members performing the track in their various home studios as they self-isolate in the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Mayberry said in a statement that they "wanted to find something fun to do with the song when we couldn't all be in the same place, so Iain and Martin came up with the idea to record a stripped back, reinterpreted version."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Glen Ballard

Glen BallardSongwriter Interviews

Glen Ballard talks about co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album, and his work with Dave Matthews, Aerosmith and Annie Lennox.

Penny Ford of Snap!

Penny Ford of Snap!Songwriter Interviews

The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Lajon Witherspoon of SevendustSongwriter Interviews

The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)Songwriter Interviews

"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.

Shawn Mullins

Shawn MullinsSongwriter Interviews

"Lullaby" singer Shawn Mullins on "Beautiful Wreck," beating the Devil, and his writing credit on the Zac Brown Band song "Toes."