Scottish synth pop band CHVRCHES might be VH1′s You Oughta Know Artist for the month of April, but they made the BBC’s Sound of 2013 short list last year. The annual poll is seen by industry insiders as an indication of which artists are going to be big in the future. We got to ask CHVRCHES what it was like making the list and what advice they have for current winner Sam Smith.
You Oughta Know
We already know that CHVRCHES is game for a round of Truth or Dare and that they’re fanatical about Emma Watson, but we want to get you even closer to April’s You Oughta Know artist. In this edition of Music Seen, we’re taking you behind-the-scenes of CHVRCHES recent visit to our Times Square offices.
Sure, we’re all massive fans of VH1′s April You Oughta Know artist CHVRCHES and their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, but who is CHVRCHES stanning for? We got the synthtastic Glaswegian trio to spill the beans on which stars, films and shows they love (and loathe) in a game we like to call “Lust or Bust.” Plus, we’ve got an exclusive album stream of the band’s upcoming reissue of The Bones Of What You Believe. Check it out!
The synthtastic band CHVRCHES is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for April and we decided that the best way to get to know that Glaswegian trio was to get them to play a little game called “Truth or Dare.” We got the band to spill on the meaning behind their album’s title, The Bones Of What You Believe, to drop their favorite curse word and to eat a sour lemon.
Scottish synth pop band CHVRCHES is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the entire month of April, but we got them to open up about their tour habits, favorite music videos and more in less than 60 seconds. That’s right. We got CHVRCHES to spill the beans in our speed interview.
Passenger‘s breakthrough hit “Let Her Go” has been heard everywhere from the halls of VH1 to the Super Bowl. After the success of his most recent album, All The Little Lights, you’d think the lovely Brit would want to take some time to rest and reflect on everything he’s done right in the last year. Nope! He’s going right back to work.
Over the past year, Scottish band CHVRCHES have been wooing us with their enchanting blend of synth pop, alternative rock and poetic lyrics and now they are VH1′s April You Oughta Know artist. Get ready, because you’re not just going to get to know CHVRCHES; you’re about to become the band’s biggest fans.
Like many You Oughta Know artist, Aloe Blacc finds inspiration in the world around him. Whether it’s a plane ride to Switzerland or a classic Elton John, Blacc uses these moments to create hit songs, like “Wake Me Up” with Avicii and “The Man.” In an interview with VH1, Blacc explains the stories and ideas behind each of the songs on his new album, Lift Your Spirit.
Still suffering from a serious case of FOMO after missing SXSW last week? Don’t worry, because we’ve got something even better: A guided journey through the musical awesomeness with VH1 You Oughta Know favorites American Authors!
You Oughta Know artist Aloe Blacc is one dapper fellow. Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a music video, the singer is always looking flawless. It makes sense that his style is one of his defining characteristics. He’s a soul singer with GQ sensibilities. When he stopped by the office, the VH1 team got to see that impeccable taste up close and personal. From his aviators to his navy blue velvet blazer, he impressed the staff with his fashion sense. Click through the gallery above for a day in the life of Blacc as he weathers the cold and the cameras in style.