Leave a Trace - CHVRCHES
While typing their band name annoys me, CHVRCHES put out a great album with at least three really super synthpop songs this year. “Leave a Trace” is my favorite of those because of the way the track builds its layers. It starts off reasonably slow and restrained for a CHVRCHES song, segueing into a the singalong chorus.
“Leave a Trace” is really driven by Lauren Mayberry’s vocals, which is not a bad place to hang your hat.