Song of the Month: Chvrches, Better if You Don’t

The end of August saw the release of Chvrches’ fourth album, Screen Violence. I had pretty low expectations for this album; Love Is Dead was so good that there was simply nowhere to go but down.

Unfortunately, my low expectations proved justified. Screen Violence is easily the band’s weakest album to date. Still, with a band this good, even a weak album is going to have a few gems, and Screen Violence is no exception.

In this case, Better if You Don’t is the crown jewel of the album. It’s a bit of departure from their usual sound, leaning more on guitar than synth, but it absolutely works.

Song of the Month: Meg Myers, Numb

If you watch the YouTube videos for Meg Myers’ songs, you’ll see a lot of comments along the lines of, “How did I not know about her before now?!?!” Add me to that chorus.

After hearing a few of her songs on the radio, I decided to check her out in more detail, and proceeded to discover that she’s been around for nearly ten years and has produced almost nothing but absolute bangers the whole time. With a voice like this, it’s a wonder she’s not a household name.