CHVRCHES Soundtrack Virtual Reality Romance in Sci-Fi ‘Lies’ Video
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CHVRCHES have reunited with director Sing J. Lee for their latest music video, a sci-fi clip promoting The Bones of What You Believe single “Lies.” Lee helmed the Glaswegian synth-pop trio’s previous short, “The Mother We Share,” and the new video imports much of its predecessor’s style and tone. Like “The Mother We Share,” “Lies” cuts between footage of CHVRCHES performing in a smoky abyss and a narrative focused on a despondent main character. Last time, said loner was a depressed woman wandering through city streets; this time, our protagonist is a lovelorn young man yearning for intimacy. But instead of joining a dating service or diving into the local bar scene, the gent signs up for a scientific study that drops him in a virtual reality program. It’s the negotiation between romance and technology that CHVRCHES have mastered so well, rendered as a video. Watch it above.