Last Fall CHVRCHES chose Central Park’s Summer Stage in NYC to kick off what is sure to be a multi-year trek around the globe in support of their brilliant, sophomore album Every Open Eye. The album ups the game on the endearing, indie-electronica of their debut, The Bones of What You Believe – a collection which Baeble Music called “polished, precise, addictive and clean from start to finish.”
Central Park Summer Stage is an iconic location to kick off a world tour, but the evening also represented something so much more in the band’s career. Not just a new album and tour, but loftier ambitions as a band, not to mention bigger expectations from fans and critics. So, in many ways, it might have been a concert that represented the most important moment in the band’s history. Baeble Music was chosen to capture the band’s beautiful performance on that magical night back in September.
Not only did they capture the entire concert on film, but they also went behind the scenes of this very important and special night. Sitting down with Lauren, Iain, and Martin shortly before their sound check, they discussed a variety of topics, including what playing such a historical venue feels like, what they hope their fans get out of Every Open Eye, and probably most interestingly, the extremely close and very deliberate relationship they share with their fans.
The band regularly spends time with members of their fan club in each city they play in, holding sound check parties, sharing conversation, and sending everyone home with loads of personalized CHVRCHES memorabilia and a whole lot of memories. “I don’t think without that [relationship] we would be doing the things that we’re doing,” Lauren Mayberry explains, “It’s very important to us that we can keep in contact with that community and feel that we’re in engaged with it. I think it should be based on a mutual respect. I’m sure a lot of people have a lot of comments about how we do live shows, but I would rather be connecting with people and engaging with them on a [personal] level.”
In Baeble’s unique, behind the scenes look at the band’s show in Central Park, fans can preview clips from the upcoming concert feature, but more importantly dive into the relationship between the band and their fans, talking to a handful of excited concertgoers who enthusiastically shared their stories about why CHVRCHES are their favorite band.
Watch CHVCHES Behind The Scenes at Central Park Summer Stage only on the Baeble site or via the Baeble Music app.