A few hours prior to CHVRCHES incredible set on Bonnaroo’s massive What Stage, CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry swung by the Radio Roo backstage compound for a quick chat. I interviewed Lauren almost exactly two years prior, when CHVRCHES played The Other Tent also on a Friday. We converse about the growth of the band over those two years, Lauren’s outspoken internet persona in dealing with trolls and misogyny, and the re-worked Every Open Eye track “Bury It” that now features Hayley Williams from Paramore on guest vocals. The song just premiered on Thursday, and with Bonnaroo happening in Tennessee (Paramore’s home state), I had a hunch they might have something special going on.
Stream the interview right here:
Here’s a clip we were able to capture of the actual performance.
Here’s the studio version of CHVRCHES x Hayley Williams “Bury It”
And here’s CHVRCHES’ 97X Green Room set recorded in 2014.