Alt-girls and alt-boys of Manila, get ready to march over to the Samsung Hall in SM Aura on November 26, 2014, 7 p.m. as Glasgow sensation, Chvrches, show you just how they became one of the Internet's favorite bands with their brand of playful synth-pop.
The Scottish trio of singer Lauren Mayberry, guitar and bass player Iain Cook, and synth and samples programmer Martin Doherty are already in town, meeting with a number of press people earlier today, November 25, at Straight-Up Bar in Seda Hotel.
But what's going to be really exciting is tomorrow night when they get to showcase, in the flesh, their 2013 debut The Bones Of What You Believe, which was selected by the U.S. Billboard as one of the 15 Best Albums of 2013.
The album, of course, includes their massive hit, "The Mother We Share," which anyone with a finger on the pulse of #WhatTheKidsAreListeningToNow would know—and that includes that cute girl in the office or school who you have just convinced to go to the concert with you.
Unfortunately, you've been stuck to your old college tunes that only reveal your age. So here's a bright idea: We're going to help you make it appear like you've been listening to Chvrches since forever. Chvrches are known for their songs' incredible catchiness, so here below are lines that you simply must be able to sing along to when they play it live!
SING IT: "Hide, hide, I have burned your bridges / I will be a gun / and it's you I'll come for
I, I, have never felt so easy / I will be a gun, and it's you I'll come for"
DIFFICULTY: You'll probably need to sing it in the shower for an hour.
2) "GET AWAY"
SING IT: "I'll be your guide/ So you can see the other side/ Then I will never let you get away/ Never let you get away/ I'll hold your hand/ So you can see/ Crossing your heart and hoping/ To never let you get away/ Never let you get away"
DIFFICULTY: You can probably get away with singing just the "never let you go away" part, and she'll still like you.
3) "DEAD AIR"
SING IT: "We a- we a-are / We are all just dead air / We a- we a-are / We are all just dead air / We a- we a-are / We are all just dead air / We a- we a-are / We are all just dead air"
DIFFICULTY: Master that tongue-twisting "We a- we a- are" bit and you're good to go. Memorization capabilities not heavily required.
SING IT: "Anyone anyone anyone / Anyone anyone anyone / Like I know, like I know, what you want / Like I know, like I know, what you want"
DIFFICULTY: The song's pretty tricky to memorize save for that part above which is located near the end of the song. Bob your head and close your eyes until then.
SING IT: "And if I recover / Will you be my comfort / Or it can be over / Or we can just leave it here / So pick any number / Choose any color / I've got the answer / Open the envelope"
DIFFICULTY: The song's leisurely tempo will make it hard for you to trip over the words.
Chvrches' concert will be supported by Filipino electro-pop band Autotelic and electro-indie rock band Brisom, along with the ambient sounds of DJ Joey Santos. Chvrches Live In Manila is made possible by Vybe Productions, the same folks that brought over British Electronic hit-making duo Disclosure and Australian Grammy-nominated bance band cut/copy earlier in the year. Limited tickets available at all TicketWorld outlets. You can check out more details on facebook.com/vybeMNL!
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