CHVRCHES have released details of their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Screen Violence, due out 27 August on EMI Records (UK) & Glassnote Records (US). The band has also shared the second single from the forthcoming record, How Not To Drown, featuring The Cure’s Robert Smith. 

Recorded almost entirely remotely between Los Angeles and Glasgow, members Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty and Iain Cook self-produced and mixed the album via video calls and audio sharing programs. 

“I think for me it was helpful to go into the process with the idea that I could write something escapist almost,” Mayberry says of the album. “That felt freeing initially, to have concepts and stories to weave your own feelings and experiences through but in the end, all the lyrics were definitely still personal.”

Martin Doherty adds: “To me, the screen aspect was a bit more literal. When we were making the record, it was like half of our lives were lived through screens. What began as a concept was now a lifeline.”

How Not To Drown follows the release of He Said She Said. You can can listen to the new single here.