by Will Butler Contributor | Photos by Emma Viola Lilja

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Premiere: Chvrches wear their hearts on their sleeves for The Mortified Podcast

The Glaswegian trio freestyle a song called 'Laurel' about a real-life love letter from the 90s

 

Chvrches perform new song on podcast, on US tour, Mortified Podcast Photo: Emma Viola Lilja

Chvrches worked their way into the indie scene, our hearts and the official charts with their brand of accessible synth-pop but now, out of nowhere, have broken the podcasting world with a surprise appearance on Radiotopia's The Motified Podcast to perform their song based on a real-life love letter written in the 1990s.

It's the most alternative podcast appearance of all time and yet works on slightly more levels as you think it would. In short, The Mortified Podcast is an aural compilation of real-life adults reading the songs, notes, diary entries and art of their youth to beautiful and often embarrassing results.

Chvrches closed the most recent mixtape episode of the podcast, which you can listen to below exclusively on Gigwise, titled 'Boys Do Cry'. This compilation is devoted to the gallant teenage boys of the world who weren't and still aren't fearful of wearing their hearts on their sleeves.

Lauren Mayberry and Co, covered a love letter written by a nameless author who was, at the time, head over heels in love with a girl named Laurel which was dedicated, by Lauren, to "all the guys that didn't get the girl". It's an endearing letter that results in an equally heart-wrenching song. The cover sounds like it was recorded with a toaster but the fuzziness and awkward recording just adds to the authenticity of awkward youth

Listen to The Motified Podcast below featuring Chvrches

To learn more about the network that's leading the way in innovative podcasting, Radiotopia, visit here. Radiotopia features a wide roster of informative and entertaining podcasts that can downloaded straight onto your phone or computer including the amazing Song Exploder and Hrishikesh Hirway whom we recently spoke to in order to explore the podcasting revolution.

Tickets for Chvrches' two 2016 UK dates, which you can see below, go on sale at 10am on Friday 4 December. Buy tickets and get more information here.

31 March - London, Royal Albert Hall
02 April - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Below: Photos of Chvrches live at Alexandra Palace


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