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Today marks the announcement of CHVRCHES’ vocalist Lauren Mayberry’s first ever solo venture. The Scottish singer shared that an album is incoming — collaborators yet to be revealed — and unveiled a run of US and European headline shows (on sale 21 and 24 July respectively).
Whilst 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of CHVRCHES’ debut, The Bones Of What You Believe, Mayberry is decidedly looking to the future. “For a long time, I couldn’t imagine ever doing anything outside of CHVRCHES,” she says. “But as I sail / stumble through this era of my life, it has started to feel like there are things I want to write and say and do that need to be done on my own. This album, I hope, will be my fun, freaky, sad, weird, joyful pop playground and I am so looking forward to sharing it with you.”
Formed in Glasgow in 2011, CHVRCHES broke out with their debut single, “The Mother We Share.” Across their four U.K. top 10 albums, the band has amassed more than 1.7 billion global streams to date. CHVRCHES’ most recent album, 2021’s Screen Violence, earned widespread acclaim from NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, Variety, Stereogum, AV Club, Consequence, and Uproxx.