CHVRCHES drop brand new song and video featuring Japan's WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA - Watch Now

CHVRCHES drop brand new song and video featuring Japan's WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA - Watch Now

CHVRCHES today debut a brand new song ‘Out Of My Head’ featuring acclaimed Japanese electro-pop group Wednesday Campanella, alongside its accompanying anime video. Wednesday Campanella is a chart-topping trio made up of Kom_I, Kenmochi Hidefumi and Dir.F, who made their debut in 2012 and last year released Superman, their first album for Warner Music Japan; they released their acclaimed Galapagos EP in June. The breathtaking video for ‘Out Of My Head’ is created by director Junichi Yamamoto (Pop Team Epic, Batman Ninja) and art director Yoshiki Imazu (Ringing City, Fluffiction).

“I was asked by Lauren that I should express my strong emotion and vent my anger to the song,” says Kom_I of Wednesday Campanella. “I realised that I personally have little chance to feel the tears welling up with strong anger - probably because I recently turned 25 years old, and have been given warm support by many people around me. However, even though I have obtained freedom, the world is not yet changed and we can never have completely assured lives in this era. So I wrote this for giving a pep talk to myself who is being left half done. Kawasaki meets Glasgow, Kiyoshiro Imawano meets David Bowie, and Edamame meets Fish & Chips.” “Japan has always been a really special place for CHVRCHES,” says Lauren Mayberry of the band. “And we were really excited to put together something special for our fans there. Kom_I has such a strong, individual voice in her music and how she conducts herself as a person -- something that I really admire -- and we were so lucky that she wanted to collaborate on this track.”

Check out the video for ‘Out Of My Head’ - BELOW:

‘Out Of My Head’ is CHVRCHES’ first new material since the release of their acclaimed third album Love Is Dead. Upon its release in May of this year, Love Is Dead became the band’s third successive top 10 UK album, following their 2013 debut The Bones of What You Believe and the 2015 follow up Every Open Eye. With the soaring success of their first two albums propelling CHVRCHES into new worlds, Love Is Dead is at times euphoric and others bittersweet. Featuring the singles ‘Miracle’ and ‘Get Out,’ as well as the previously released ‘My Enemy’ (feat. The National’s Matt Berninger) and ‘Never Say Die’, Love Is Dead is an album about growing up and “coming to terms with the fact that there are great things in the world and there are awful things in the world and that you can’t get one without the other,” says Mayberry.

For the first time in their career, Love Is Dead sees CHVRCHES welcome outside influences, with 2017 and 2018 GRAMMY Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia) co-producing nine tracks, whilst BRIT Award Producer of the Year 2018 Steve Mac also produces a song.

Over the course of their career, CHVRCHES have played countless shows worldwide, with each tour’s production reaching new heights and leaping towards the top of festival bills. The band have announced a headline US arena tour, a European tour for November, and now a UK and Ireland tour for February 2019. They are currently in the midst of a run of huge summer festival performances across the world, including TRNSMT, Parklife and Citadel in the UK, NOS Alive and Primavera in Europe and The Governors Ball and Lollapalooza in the US. Three UK dates sold out almost immediately and new dates have been added; see below for dates (new shows in bold) and visit for tickets.

July 27th - Fuji Rock, Yuzawa, Japan
August 2nd - Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
August 3rd - Hinterland Music Festival, St Charles, IA
August 6th - Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
August 7th - Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
August 9th - Ogden Ampitheatre, Ogden, UT
August 12th - ALT 98.7’s Summer Camp, Long Beach, CA
September 20th - Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA
September 21st - Life Is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV
September 26th - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
September 27th - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
September 28th - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
September 29th - Paramount THeatre, Seattle, WA
October 2nd - Palace Theatre, St Paul, MN
October 3rd - Palace Theatre, St Paul, MN
October 4th - Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI
October 8th - Iron City Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
October 9th - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC
October 10th - The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
October 11th - The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA
October 15th - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
October 16th - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
October 18th - The Anthem, Washington, DC
October 20th - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
November 2nd - Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, France
November 3rd - TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands
November 5th - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
November 6th - Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
November 7th - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
November 14th - Fabrique, Milan, Italy
November 15th - Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
November 16th - Den Atelier, Luxembourg
February 7th - Alexandra Palace, London
February 8th - O2 Academy, Birmingham
February 9th - O2 Academy, Birmingham
February 11th - Rock City, Nottingham
February 12th - O2 Academy, Bournemouth
February 14th - Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
February 15th - Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
February 16th - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
February 18th - O2 Academy, Newcastle
February 19th - Ulster Hall, Belfast
February 21st - Olympia, Dublin
February 22nd - Olympia, Dublin

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