- Publish Date
- Saturday, 5 June 2021, 12:15PM
After announcing their highly anticipated fourth studio album 'Screen Violence', and releasing the new single "How Not To Drown", CHVRCHES reveal the video for the single. "How Not To Drown" features one of the band’s musical heroes, Robert Smith from The Cure.
The claustrophobic, film-noir imagery of the video for "How Not To Drown" is a continuation of the aesthetic presented with the album’s debut single ‘He Said She Said’. Lead singer Lauren Mayberry explains, "We've been working with Scott [Kiernan] on all the visual aspects of Screen Violence and this video is the second instalment in a connected trilogy”. ‘How Not To Drown’ is a dark, piano driven song that is based on the concept of staying conscious when you drown, and the video reflects the anxiety and fear the lyrics invoke. The perfect harmony of Mayberry and Robert Smiths’ vocals amplifies the urgency.