CHVRCHES caught up with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs during weekend one of Coachella, where they discussed how it felt to earn their first Billboard Hot 100 hit, what they have in store for their upcoming tour and more.
Asked how it felt when their Marshmello collaboration “Here With Me” became a Hot 100 hit, vocalist Lauren Mayberry tells Billboard that while they were never expecting it to happen, it was a “rad” achievement.
“I think it’s cool that [Marshmello] works with so many different kinds of people,” says Mayberry. “It’s not based on necessarily an A-list name or who could do stuff for him, it’s more about whether he likes the song and finds people interesting.”
The band also discussed their upcoming tour, expressing excitement over the fact that they will be stopping by cities they haven’t played headline shows at yet for this record. “It’ll be good fun, I think,” muses Mayberry.
The trio were also posed with the question of what they're most looking forward to in the coming year, to which Mayberry replies that she is eagerly anticipating her week off this summer. “I’m gonna go on a wee road trip,” she reveals. “Obviously we’re excited about all the band stuff, but it’s nice to…do something else sometimes.”
Her bandmate Martin Doherty adds that he likes switching gears from touring to thinking about being in the studio. “I guess we’ll be doing some of that, and we’ll do some relaxing, and thinking about what the next move is for the band,” he says. “That’s always an exciting time.”
You can check out the full video interview with CHVRCHES above.