Never Ending Circles

Album: Every Open Eye (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the opening track of Every Open Eye, Chvrches follow-up to their successful debut, The Bones of What You Believe. It was the very first song that they wrote for the new record. The band's Iain Cook recalled to FMQB: "There was a lot of anxiety and nerves around. Can we still do this? Do we still have that energy and chemistry that we started out with? Then we pretty much got down the basic idea for that song in an hour or less. After that, all the nerves dissipated, we recognized that we could still do it, and there was a lot of excitement that carried us forward from that spark of writing."
  • Vocalist Lauren Mayberry told American Songwriter magazine about Chvrches' songwriting process. "Normally we'll start with an instrumental sketch of a song, so we'll get hooked on a sound, a sample or a beat, and once we get it to a certain demo stage, I'll go write the lyrics while Iain and [Martin Doherty] work on the production," she said. "Then we'll come back together and talk about how we need to adapt the production, or what works and what doesn't. It's very collaborative."

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