Leave A Trace

Album: Every Open Eye (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Chvrches' vocalist Lauren Mayberry told Pitchfork about this anti-love song: "'Leave a Trace' is the middle finger mic-drop. It's about that point where you're like, 'There's no point having this conversation anyways: There will be no resolve, I won't feel better about it, you won't feel better about it, no outcome from this will actually change my reality.'"

    "It makes me feel better to write about that - I've done something constructive with it. You don't put that on other people, you put that into what you do. That's always the way I've written lyrics. My ex-partners are not friends with me, but I'm OK with that."
  • Lauren Mayberry told NME: "It's like our fight song. An avalanche of sound. Both lyrically and musically, it's one of the most direct things we've ever done."
  • Chvrches premiered the song at Ottawa Bluesfest on July 15, 2015. It was their first live show in eight months.

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