CHVRCHES still practiced social distancing while recording a music video for their song “Forever,” and the clip was released today (April 3).
The video shows the group performing the airy tune in their respective home studios. Singer Lauren Mayberry said in a statement that they “wanted to find something fun to do with the song when we couldn’t all be in the same place, so Iain and Martin came up with the idea to record a stripped back, reinterpreted version.”
The tune, featured on CHVRCHES’ 2018 album, Love Is Dead, was given a 2020 moment thanks to placements in shows like Netflix’s popular Elite. “’Forever’, in my mind, was always a sort of homage to the songs that were in John Hughes movies,” Mayberry added. “Mostly I write lyrics from a more personal perspective but for this one I always imagined it soundtracking a Breakfast Club library dance type moment so it’s strange and cool that the song is now getting a second life because of a TV sync.”