Due out through Glassnote Records, the LP serves as the Scottish outfit’s third to date following 2015’s Every Open Eye. It features contributions from Grammy Award-winning producer Greg Kurstin (Sia, Foo Fighters), marking the first time CHVRCHES worked with an outside producer. The National frontman Matt Berninger also makes an appearance on a track called “My Enemy”.
According to lead singer Lauren Mayberry, Love Is Dead is about growing up and “coming to terms with the fact that there are great things in the world and there are awful things in the world and that you can’t get one without the other.”
“We’re fucked, the world is fucked,” added bandmate Iain Cook. “But there’s an ellipses at the end. It’s Love Is Dead. Like, how did we get to this point? And how do we move on from this point? It’s Love Is Dead, we’re fucked, what’s next?”
In her review of the album, Consequence of Sound’s own Kayleigh Hughes wrote:
Love Is Dead is a collection of songs about grand concepts like openness, heartbreak, disappointment, and generally growing up. But without the benefit of specificity or a sharp perspective, the result is that it may be the most impersonal record that CHVRCHES have ever produced. Pain without specificity sounds a lot like numbness.
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Love Is Dead Tracklist:
02. Get Out
04. My Enemy
06. Never Say Die
10. God’s Plan
11. Really Gone