CHVRCHES Release Downtempo New Single 'Never Say Die': Listen

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“Never Say Die” is the third single from the band’s upcoming album.

Masters of indie pop CHVRCHES have returned with another new single, “Never Say Die,” which was released Thursday (March 29). The track points towards a more downtempo direction for the Glasgow, Scotland trio, whose third studio album, Love Is Dead, is set to drop this May.

Although a slower tempo, “Never Say Die” features robust, linear-patterned synths that maintain the song's energy. The simple lyrics reveal frontwoman Lauren Mayberry's dismay, despite the optimistic song title — “Weren't we gonna be honest and weren't we gonna be more?” she pleads, as “didn't you say that?” is repeated throughout. Listeners can sense Mayberry's pain and disappointment in this high-drama tune.

Listen to “Never Say Die” below.