Hansa Session

Hansa Session
Hansa Session EP cover by Chvrches.jpg
EP by
Released 16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Studio Hansa Tonstudio
Genre Synth-pop
Length 18:53
Label Glassnote
Producer Chvrches
Chvrches chronology
Love Is Dead
Hansa Session
Screen Violence

Hansa Session is the acoustic and string quartet version of five re-imagined tracks from the Love Is Dead album by Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches recorded at the Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin.

Talking about the motivation behind this EP which doesn't bring new material but suggests another point of view[1] of some of their songs, Lauren Mayberry mentioned their interest to "... try and reinterpret the songs and still communicate the messages and emotions with different arrangements ...".[2] Iain Cook, who also wrote the string arrangements for this EP and recorded them at Bad Robot studio in LA, emphasized, on the other hand, the opportunity to be in the same place where some of the artists he admires the most recorded their work.[3]

The Hansa Session EP was released on 16 November 2018 as digital download and on 14 December 2018 as a limited edition 10" vinyl.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Chvrches and Greg Kurstin except track 2 which is written by Chvrches and Steve Mac.


  1. ^ "CHVRCHES Announce New 'Hansa Session' EP". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. ^ "CHVRCHES unveil new EP, Hansa Session: Stream". Consequence of Sound. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Chvrches announce new 'Hansa Session' EP, out this Friday | NME". NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

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