CHVRCHES Share a Visual for “How Not to Drown,” Their New Single with Robert Smith

The single arrives ahead of the group’s newly unveiled album Screen Violence, out August 27 on Glassnote.

It’s been a month and a half since CHVRCHES surprised us with a new single, but yesterday the Scottish trio followed that up in a big way with details on their fourth album—entitled Screen Violence, available August 27 through Glassnote Records—along with another new song featuring Robert Smith who, between his decade-old Crystal Castles feature and last year’s Gorillaz spot, is no stranger to knocking guest verses out of the park. 

Today we’re also getting a video for the collaboration, called “How Not to Drown,” which taps into the re-emerging cyberpunk fad of the ’90s with a visual palette that distinctly recalls The Matrix. Smith’s face appearing on a giant screen for his verses feels pretty familiar at the tail end of a year full of Zoom calls.

Watch the video below.


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