CHVRCHES release video for new single ‘Empty Threat’ – watch


CHVRCHES have unveiled a new video for the next single from their sophomore record Every Open Eye.

The visuals for ‘Empty Threat’ were shot in Miami by Austin Peters (who has also worked alongside the likes of Haim and Bastille) and revives a sense of adolescence and the struggles not only to fit in, but also of finding your own identity at the same time.

The group of punk teens in the video are shown to become slowly intoxicated – but not to an obvious degree – on their way to a water park where they are consumed by their friendship and individual joy.

Speaking to Upset Magazine about the video the Glaswegian band commented: “Whenever we work on a new song, it’s of paramount importance that we find the right balance between the various elements in the track and instrumentation. Whether it’s the tension between brighter melodies and darker lyrics, or sparking synths and gritty production, it’s a signature of what we do. We worked hard to get the right combination of those things for ‘Empty Threat’, and in the end we managed to find the sweet spot that captures the essence of CHVRCHES.”

‘Empty Threat’ serves as the latest single from Every Open Eye, following previous tracks ‘Leave a Trace’, ‘Never Ending Circles’ and ‘Clearest Blue’.

Watch the video for ‘Empty Threat’ below.


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