Listen to Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES shoutout Hop Along on the How To Be Amazing Podcast
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They may hail from across the pond, but we here at The Key are no strangers to CHVRCHES. They took over the Electric Factory last October just after releasing their sophomore album Every Open Eye, played XPN’s SXSW showcase in March, and we were even lucky enough to catch the at Firefly over the weekend.
On Monday, the latest episode of the How To Be Amazing podcast was released, and it features CHVRCHES’ own Lauren Mayberry. She sits down with host Michael Ian Black for an engaging and enjoyable hour long chat, discussing her recent move from Glasgow to Brooklyn; speaking out against misoginy and the role of women in music; the fact that she pronounces schedule as “shed-jule” but claimed to not have an accent; how a TED Talk changed her life, and much more. At the end, when Black asks for music she’s been listening to lately, Mayberry shouts out Philly’s own Hop Along (!!!). You can (and should) listen to the podcast below.
In other CHVRCHES news, the band released an alternate version of Every Open Eye track “Bury It” this month featuring Hayley Williams. The Paramore vocalist takes the mic for the second verse and more in the new single, and slight variation in the instrumentals of the song are audible as well. The pairing doesn’t come as a massive surprise considering CHVRCHES was part of the lineup on Paramore’s “Parahoy!” festival/cruise earlier this year, which also included locals Vacationer and mewithoutYou. The new version of “Bury It” with Hayley Williams will be included on an extended edition of Every Open Eye, but you can listen to it below.