British synthpop icons Erasure have brought some joy to troubled times with the announcement of their new album ‘The Neon’ – their eighteenth studio release. To make matters even more exciting, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have also released the first taste of the album Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling).
On the new the album, the duo note: “It was about refreshing my love – hopefully our love – of great pop. I want kids now to hear these songs! I wanted to recharge that feeling that pop can come from anyone.” An album totally centred on a love of pop music sounds like an absolute dream. An official press release for the album notes:
“The Neon offers us warmth and a brilliant brightness in our strange, silent 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 the real world again, now and forever, lit up and alive.”
Check the full tracklist below:
- 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
Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) is a up-tempo delight filled with crushing nostalgic synths, Bell’s rich optimistic vocals and a belting chorus. You can stream it below.
You can pre-order the album in variety of exciting formats and colour variants from this link.