CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry has dropped her first-ever solo single, ‘Are You Awake?’

It was inspired by feelings of homesickness.

CHVRCHES’ vocalist Lauren Mayberry has released a new single, ‘Are You Awake?’.

Her first-ever solo drop, the song was co-written with Tobias Jesso Jr. and Matthew Koma, who also produced, and was mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent.

“’Are You Awake?’ is a song that started on a rainy day last December with Tobias Jesso Jr.” says Lauren. “I was thinking a lot about loneliness and homesickness, and as soon as Tobias started playing the chords, the lyrics and melody came to me really quickly. I finished the song with my friend Matthew Koma, who really understood what I was trying to say.

“For a long time, I couldn’t imagine doing anything outside of CHVRCHES but I think some things that I needed to write had to be done from purely my own point of view. I never really thought I’d write a piano ballad, or a solo album full stop, so life really is full of surprises. I am really looking forward to this chapter and can’t wait for people to hear more of the music.”

Earlier this summer, Lauren announced her first solo tour – with four UK shows set to take place this October.

“For a long time, I couldn’t imagine ever doing anything outside of CHVRCHES,” she says. “But as I sail / stumble through this era of my life, it has started to feel like there are things I want to write and say and do that need to be done on my own. This solo project, I hope, will be my fun, freaky, sad, weird, joyful pop playground and I am so looking forward to sharing it with you.”

The UK leg will visit:

05 Glasgow, SWG3 (upgraded venue, original tickets remain valid)
06 Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 (upgraded venue, original tickets remain valid)
08 Manchester, Academy 2 (upgraded venue, original tickets remain valid)
09 London, Koko (upgraded venue, original tickets remain valid)

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