Synthpop duo Erasure will get festive this fall with a brand-new holiday album called Snow Globe that will include both original compositions and “seasonal classics” — a collection that singer Andy Bell says led him to rediscover his “inner choirboy.”
The album, which finds the duo taking a “minimal approach,” is to be released Nov. 11, according to the band’s website. And while a tracklist has not yet been revealed, the album will be preceded by the first single “Gaudete,” a medieval Latin carol that was a folk hit in 1973 for Steeleye Span.
In a statement on Erasure’s website, Vince Clarke says of his bandmate, “I haven’t actually heard him sing better,” while Bell adds, “I found my inner choirboy again. I thought I’d lost him, but he was there all along.”
The band is comparing its approach to the recent seasonal album 50 Words For Snow by Kate Bush, with Clarke noting, “We managed to strip everything back to bare essentials. ‘White Christmas’ almost has a drone all the way through it. I love that.”
Snow Globe will be Erasure’s first album since 2011′s Tomorrow’s World.
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