I did a series of illustrations for Autostraddle featuring different musicians I love and their witchy alter egos! I’m not a music nerd by any means but I love seeing how artists portray themselves and build narratives through their music, and this was a fun chance to delve into their lyrics and aesthetics.
1. Never Ending Circles 2. Leave A Trace 3. Keep You On My Side 4. Make Them Gold 5. Clearest Blue 6. High Enough To Carry You Over 7. Empty Threat 8. Down Side Of Me 9. Playing Dead 10. Bury It 11. Afterglow
Nothing against “Leave A Trace” and “Never Ending Circles”, the solid first two tracks shared from CHVRCHES upcoming sophomore LP, but the propulsive synth-soaked catharsis of “Clearest Blue” is the first that I believe stands in the pantheon of their greatest songs. Excuse me while I continue to listen to it on repeat.