Erasure previously announced their new album The Neon would be dropping on the 21st August 2020, whilst giving us the first taster of the set in lead single Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling). The blistering synthpop single was a joyous piece of pop escapism blending Erasure’s distinctive sound with fresh euphoric production. The band have recently debuted the next taste of the upcoming LP – new track Shot A Satellite.
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
Shot A Satellite captures that classic Erasure sound thanks to dramatic, theatrical lyrics paired with nostalgic synth instrumentation. The duo note that they regard the album as a love letter to pop music: “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.”
You can pre-order the album in variety of formats and colour variants from this link.