- Film And TV
- 06 Aug 21
The Scottish synth-pop band's forthcoming album Screen Violence will be available August 27 from Glassnote Records.
Chvrches have collaborated with John Carpenter, iconic film director of horror classics like The Thing and Halloween, to remix their latest single, 'Good Girls.'
Lead singer Lauren Mayberry said they were "excited to get to work with [Carpenter] in any capacity" because he is the "godfather" and "gold standard" of horror.
"His films and music have been so impactful on us over the years, and without the stories he created I am not sure that the concept of Screen Violence (and female narratives within the album) would exist in the way they do," said the frontwoman. "On every album we get 'remixes' but given the themes of this record, we had the idea that maybe we could get a song reimagined by a composed who has worked in that cinematic universe. John was top of our wishlist but we never really thought he'd reply, let alone that he'd send back something better than the original."
Carpenter explained how the collaboration came about. The band reached out to his tour manager first, before sending some tracks to choose from.
"We chose the track we did because we connected with it the most and felt it would adapt best to our style," said the legendary director. "After we finished our remix, we asked them if they could also remix one of our songs in return, and they thought it was a great idea."
Chvrches remixed 'Turning The Bones' from Carpenter's recent album, Lost Themes III: Alive After Death.
Listen to the 'Good Girls' and 'Turning The Bones' remixes below:
- Film And TV
- 30 Nov 23