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Erasure returns this summer with its first new record in three years and the duo’s 18th studio album overall, a 10-track collection called The Neon that is preceded by the bright pop single “Hey Now (Think I Got a A Feeling)” — which you can hear below.
The album will be released by Mute on Aug. 21 in all digital formats as well as standard and deluxe-editions of vinyl, CD and cassette, according to the label.
Andy Bell and Vince Clarke came together together in Atlanta to record vocals for the album, and the duo mixed the record earlier this year in London. According to the label, the project found the two returning to work together “with a fresh optimism and energy, in part born from their own recent personal projects” and a focus on classic pop sounds.
Clarke says: “Our music is always a reflection of how we’re feeling. Andy was in a good place spiritually, and so was I – really good places in our minds. You can hear that.”
Below, hear the new single and see the album’s tracklist and cover art.
Erasure, The Neon
1. “Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)”
2. “Nerves of Steel”
3. “Fallen Angel”
4. “No Point In Tripping”
5. “Shot A Satellite”
6. “Tower of Love”
7. “Diamond Lies”
8. “New Horizons”
9. “Careful What I Try to Do”
10. “Kid You’re Not Alone”
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Is not the best work from Erasure. To much obvious. Sounds are always to much the same. The arpegiator sound sequence is also to much obvious. Vince is rusty…sorry. They need to improve but at the same time simplify the sound landscape with more radical and not so obvious synth textures. This song is not a good start. It’s just Erasure. I hope they impress like in the past. Yours sincerely, Luis MG Graca
Love erasure but boys this new single is terrible after listening to it sounds like its rush together. Your first 5 first studio album where excellent.
As a band think you have lost your way over the past few years.
I have been a dj for over 30 years I know my stuff .
Sounded pretty good on Radio Caroline today. Nice thump to it.
Its ok, sounds like something that they would have used as a b-side back in the Innocents/Wild! heyday, a little disappointed. I still have high hopes for the rest of the album though, at least they try to keep it positive, unlike some synth pop legends
Have always been a huge fan but sadly there isn’t any of the Wow factor that made their early material addictive. Hopefully their may be some stronger tracks to come but assume they would lead with the higher option.