Chorusgirl Share new single “Demon Baby” Taken from new album Shimmer and Spin Due out 16 November via Reckless Yes

November 9, 2018


Share new single “Demon Baby”

Taken from new album Shimmer and Spin
Due out 16 November via Reckless Yes

UK Tour Dates:

16th Nov: Nottingham, Rough Trade
17th Nov: Sheffield, Audacious Art Experiment
18th Nov: Newcastle, Head of Steam
19th Nov: Glasgow, Broadcast
21st Nov: Oxford, Common Ground
22nd Nov: Bristol, Hydra Cafe
23rd Nov: Coventry, The Tin

Ahead of the release of their second album Shimmer and Spin (out on 16 November via Reckless Yes), Chorusgirl share a new single “Demon Baby”, the first song that new member, Faith Taylor (of Suggested Friends), wrote for the band and also sings main vocals. It’s a soul baring song about a recurring nightmare and anxiety dream. In her own words: “It is about pathologising your own unhappiness when you lack genuine emotional support in your life. The song talks about running away, reinventing yourself, and policing your sense of discontent and isolation because you don’t think you deserve more.”

The band head out on tour over the next few weeks. Catch them when they head off to Nottingham (for a fantastic bill with labelmates Fightmilk and former Fortuna POP! labelmates Mammoth Penguins), Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Oxford, Bristol and Coventry.

Chorusgirl previously shared the animated video for the single “In Dreams” as well as “No Goodbye“, which Clash called; “a catchy earworm that retains it lyrical secrets until repeated listens.”
London-based Chorusgirl features German-born songwriter Silvi Wersing, with Udo Westhoff on bass and Michael Boyle on drums. They were recently joined by Faith Taylor of Suggested Friends on lead guitar, who fleshed out the sound by sharing vocal duties and writing two songs on the album.
The new album full-length chronicles a tense year, created during a period of crippling anxiety and a relentless string of bad luck and bad news. On first listen these tensions are not immediately apparent but beyond the bright sparkling melodies there are beautifully crafted yet deceptively sharp icebergs lying in wait. With their sound rooted in shimmering indiepop with an undercurrent of darkness, Chorusgirl blend the sparkle of 80s bands like The Cure and the Cocteau Twins, with the close harmonies and surf-inspired indie of Dum Dum Girls and La Luz. The lyrics run from the abstract to the personal, are delicate and angry, but layered underneath a measured dose of noise and happy fizz.
Legendary indiepop label Fortuna POP! released their eponymously titled debut album in 2015 to great critical success. The first single “Oh, To Be A Defector” was playlisted by BBC 6Music, and the album ended up on many end-of-year lists, made it into the Rough Trade Top 10 of the month, and a video was shortlisted for the London Short Film Festival.

The moment they had started writing the second album, an extraordinary string of bad luck happened that lasted more than a year. As Silvi explains, “There was barely a month without bad news on a personal and wider level, and at the end of that year, my anxiety started to spike badly. The album became a very important anchor. Every note and lyric were raked over and looked at twice; we were hacking and honing away at the songs for months, trying to craft some sort of sculpture of our state of mind.”  

While tension runs through the album, there are plenty of bright pop hooks to enjoy. The music has a way of touching the soul and reaching sublime peaks.

Shimmer and Spin

1. In Dreams
2. No Goodbye
3. Vor dem Fall
4. Demon Baby
5. Love is Like
6. Not Yours
7. Stuck
8. Kinetic Theory
9. Stitches

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