Posted July 23, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

Erasure Brings ‘Fresh Optimism and Energy’ to New Album

Erasure Phil Sharp
Erasure Phil Sharp

Veteran synth-pop act Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) recently released “Shot a Satellite,” the second track from its forthcoming album, The Neon. The Neon arrives on Aug. 21 on Mute Records. The record will be released digitally and on standard and deluxe limited editions of vinyl, CD and cassette. Pre-orders via Mute or the band’s shop will give priority ticket access to future tour dates. Pre-order The Neon here.

The band recently released a remix EP for the first single, “Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)” featuring re-workings from UK-based DJ and producer Philip George, Nimmo, and Daybreakers — aka Ric Scott and Alex Hush whose previous remix credits include Madonna and U2. 

Written and produced by Erasure, the album finds the duo recording with “a fresh optimism and energy” that’s in part born from their own recent personal projects. 

“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,” says Clarke in a press release about the album. “You can hear that. 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.”

Photo by Phil Sharp