Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry has formally launched her debut single as a solo artist: a stark, intimate piano-driven ballad entitled “Are You Awake?” You may examine the music out under.

Mayberry wrote the music in collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr, in addition to Zedd collaborator Matthew Koma – who additionally served because the music’s producer. Previous to its launch, Mayberry introduced her first-ever solo tour and teased the only with a 30-second preview. On the time, she shared on social media that she was “flip-flopping between pleasure and abject terror” when it got here to her impending solo debut.

In response to an official assertion, “Are You Awake?” got here collectively over a writing session between herself and Jesso that noticed her initially preoccupied by “considering lots about loneliness and homesickness.”

As quickly as Tobias began enjoying the chords, the lyrics and melody got here to me actually shortly,” she stated. “I completed the music with Matthew, who actually understood what I used to be attempting to say.”

“For a very long time, I couldn’t think about doing something exterior of Chvrches however I feel some issues that I wanted to write down needed to be completed from purely my very own perspective,” Mayberry continued. “I by no means actually thought I’d write a piano ballad, or a solo album full cease, so life actually is stuffed with surprises. I’m actually wanting ahead to this chapter and might’t await individuals to listen to extra of the music.”

Final month, Mayberry additionally introduced her first ever solo tour, with the dates taking her throughout North America, the UK, and Europe.

The US leg of the tour launches in Washington, DC on September 4 and can make stops in Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, and extra earlier than concluding in Los Angeles on September 29. Following on from that, Mayberry will return to the UK for a present on the Oran Mor in her native Glasgow, previous to dates in Birmingham, Manchester and the Scala in London earlier than she embark on an additional collection of exhibits throughout Europe.

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