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CHVRCHES ft. WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA Out Of My Head gets 8/10

Chvrches and KOM_I of Wednesday Campanella

Chvrches ft. Wednesday Campanella
Out Of My Head
Liberator Music

8/10

Just three months after the release of their third studio album Love Is Dead, Chvrches have released a banger of a track in Out Of My Head. The single is not officially linked to the album and only appears physically on the Love Is Dead: Japan Deluxe Edition. Teaming up with KOM_I from Japanese EDM group Wednesday Campanella, the result is a perfect marriage of J-Pop and modern synth pop.

In terms of the music, there’s nothing new here for Chvrches. A melodic synth line plays over the fat as f**k  bass locking in on the beat, with a kick and snare sound to die for.

The verses are sung entirely in Japanese by KOM_I,  who sounds so natural in front of Chvrches’ music, it is like she has always been there. Although she is only a “feature” I’d love to see more colabs between the artists and hear her on more Chvrches tracks.

Whilst an amazing vocalist with a beautiful tone, Lauren Mayberry’s delivery is not always the strongest, especially live. Her delicate and timid nature contributes to the beauty, but this is not the case in Out Of My Head as she belt’s out the the pre-chorus… “And when you figure it out!/You let me know” with such power, touching on the very edge of her voice breaking, it just sounds awesome and exhilarating.

If you’re a huge fan of Japanese Anime, like me, you’ll also want to check out the clip by Junichi Yamamoto and Yoshiki Imazu below.

ANTHONY JACKSON

 

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