Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches does such an impassioned and spot-on Cher impression that you’re probably going to want to marry her. Lauren Mayberry, not Cher. Or, Cher. Whatever, man. It’s your journey. There’s no wrong way to do a Cher impression — vocal realism (Christina Aguillera), with Autotune (Ellen Degeneres), in full drag (Chad Michaels) — but Mayberry’s is a total charmer in this green-room clip from last night’s The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Chvrches — rounded out by Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, who can be seen prodding the bashful Mayberry along in the clip — started bubbling up in their native Scotland in 2011 and broke through on alternative radio in the United States in 2013 with “The Mother We Share,” a synth-pop confection with partly cloudy undertones. The band’s second album, Every Open Eye dropped in September, and single “Leave a Trace,” a soulful power-pop tune, has been a fixture for months on alternative radio.