Andy Bell and Vince Clarke Launch their new Album in August.
Erasure, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, have announced details of their eighteenth studio album, The Neon, and share the album’s luminous opener, Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling).
The 10-track album is out on Mute, by Gallo Record Company for SA), on 21 August 2020, and available as pre-order exclusives on limited edition neon orange vinyl, limited edition neon green cassette and CD in a fold out orange foil blocked sleeve with fold out lyric and photography booklet, as well as on black vinyl, to download and stream.
The Neon is a place that lives in the imagination, that we – you and me – put in the real world. It could be a night club, a shop, a city, a cafe, a country, a bedroom, a restaurant, any place at all. It’s a place of possibility in warm, glowing light and this is music that takes you there.
Written and produced by Erasure, the album’s initial sessions saw Vince and Andy reunite to work on the follow up to 2017’s World Be Gone with a fresh optimism and energy, in part born from their own recent personal projects.
The album’s vocals were recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, with Vince joining Andy at the studio sessions, and the mixing was done by the band in London earlier this year. Photographs were shot at that time in the unique environs of Gods Own Junkyard, a gallery housing a huge collection of vintage neon.
The Neon offers us warmth and a brilliant brightness in our times. It connects us to our pasts and our futures as it glistens with hope. It creates beautiful places where our imaginations can roam, bringing us together, twinkling and beaming. The Neon puts you and me in a celebratory world, now and forever, illuminated and alive.
Tracks on The Neon include;
- Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling)
- Nerves of Steel
- Fallen Angel
- No Point in Tripping
- Shot A Satellite
- Tower of Love
- Diamond Lies
- New Horizons
- Careful What I Try to Do
- Kid You’re Not Alone