Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry releases second solo single ‘Shame’

Following her debut solo track 'Are You Awake?', Lauren Mayberry prepares to release a new single, 'Shame', with gothic-themed cover art.

Lauren Mayberry Shame

Lauren Mayberry, frontwoman of the synth-pop band Chvrches, has revealed plans to release her second solo single, ‘Shame’, next Tuesday (10 October).

The song follows Mayberry’s debut solo track ‘Are You Awake?’ and has been featured in her recent North American headline tour.

READ MORE: CHVRCHES release new versions of debut singles for The Bones of What You Believe anniversary

The single’s gothic-themed cover art (posted on her Instagram) depicts Mayberry adorned with a silver headpiece, gazing into what appears to be a shattered mirror. A snippet of the upcoming track has also been released on TikTok.


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@laurenevemayberry “Shame” is out 10/10. Pre-save it at the link in bio. #newmusic ♬ Shame – Lauren Mayberry

During her 2023 gigs, Mayberry has performed other unreleased solo works, including ‘Change Shapes’, ‘Bird’, and ‘Mantra’. Additionally, she has offered covers of Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’, Adam Schlesinger’s ‘That Thing You Do’, and PJ Harvey’s ‘Down By The Water’.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chvrches’ 2013 debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, Mayberry performed a solo rendition of “OG deep cut” ‘Lungs’ last month. Chvrches also marked the milestone by releasing new versions of their first two singles and unveiling a special reissue of the album, set to include the previously unheard song ‘Manhattan’. You can pre-order the reissue, released 13 October, here.

Mayberry’s 2023 UK and European tour kicks off tonight in Glasgow, with additional dates in Birmingham, Manchester, and London. While a full-length solo album remains unconfirmed, Lauren’s current focus appears to be her impending single and ongoing tour.

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