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Clearest Blue

Chvrches

10th September 2015 (single), 25th September 2015 (album), 2016 (Gryffin remix)

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A glorious uplifting pop tune from the Scotland’s three-piece Chvrches.

I first became aware of Chvrches via the BBC Sound of 2013 list, which placed them 5th. It seems low - not just in hindsight, but also at the time, given that The Mother We Share had already been released.

That track clearly remains their most famous, but, three albums in, Clearest Blue is the strongest track for me. It just builds and builds and you think there’s going to be an “everyone goes mad” moment - and then of course that’s exactly what happens.

Although it doesn’t share the structure and build of the single/album mix, it’s definitely also worth checking out the Gryffin Remix - a different feel, but also pretty darned awesome.