Following 2015’s wonderful self-titled debut, GIHE faves Chorusgirl have now announced their long-awaited new album Shimmer And Spin, and we couldn’t be happier for them. Chronicling a tense year, created during a period of crippling anxiety and a relentless string of bad luck and bad news, the new album is the result of immense hard work and dedication from Silvi, Faith, Udo and Michael. Of the writing process, 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.”
Taken from the album, new single ‘No Goodbye’ is filled with jangly hooks and sunny uplifting beats, despite perhaps a lingering dark undercurrent. As Silvi’s distinctive, lush vocals soar throughout, effervescent harmonies and impressive driving riffs flow, creating Chorusgirl’s utterly unique, shimmering sounds. Another truly dreamy slice of scuzzy, sparkling garage-pop, ‘No Goodbye’ proves that it’s impossible to listen to Chorusgirl and not feel instantly better; their tunes just seem to be the perfect antidote to all life’s troubles. And the fact that the band overcame so much to create this new album just makes them all the more inspiring.
Chorusgirl honestly are one of my favourite bands of the last few years, and this latest offering – and the determination that went into creating it – showcases exactly why.
Shimmer And Spin, the upcoming new album from Chorusgirl, is out 16th November via Reckless Yes. Catch Chorusgirl live:
9th Nov: London, The Victoria
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