By: Joseph Kathmann
JOSEPH: CHVRCHES has a tall order to fulfill. Their previous (and debut) album, The Bones of What You Believe, is one of my favorite albums of the decade thus far. So, how do you follow up something as great as that album? I sure don't know, but the two singles CHVRCHES has dropped ahead of the release of their sophomore album, Every Open Eye, are sure a good start. "Never Ending Circles" is an evolution of their distinctly indie synth-pop sound, featuring a wonderfully original instrumental hook from Martin Doherty, the band's synthesizer player. Singer Lauren Mayberry is also mastering how to use her voice as an instrument, as her interactions with the synthesizer's hook are some of my favorite moments of any CHVRCHES song to date. So far, the band is certainly 2 for 2 when it comes to following up their debut album.
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