THE NEON
– OUT 21 AUGUST 2020       ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have released Initial Talk’s remix of ‘Shot A Satellite’, the latest track to be shared from the duo’s forthcoming new album, The Neon – out on Mute (through Gallo Record Company for South Africa) on 21 August 2020.
 
Best known for remixes for Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue and Sia, Initial Talk have taken on the pulsating sci-fi disco of ‘Shot A Satellite’, listen to the results here: https://youtu.be/AOyPfT3P8mg
 
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 with a fresh optimism and energy. Vince had been feeling drawn towards his older machines, some of which he’d had since their very early years together: “There’s a warmth to them. There’s also a real beauty in putting different analogue synthesisers together, too – a Pro-One, a Sequential Circuits, a Moog – they give this lovely sheen,” he explains.
 
Taking inspiration from pop music through the decades, from bands Andy loved as a child through to the present day, he explains, “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.”
 
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.
 
The band recently released a remix EP for the first single, ‘Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)’ featuring reworkings from UK based DJ and producer, Philip George; Daybreakers, aka Ric Scott and Alex Hush whose previous remix credits include Madonna and U2, and Nimmo. Listen to the remix EP here: https://mute.ffm.to/HN-RMX
 
The Neon will be 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.
 
‘Shot A Satellite’ remix: https://youtu.be/AOyPfT3P8mg
 
Pre-order: https://mute.ffm.to/TheNeon
(Pre-orders via the band’s shop will include priority access to future tour dates.)
 
Listen to ‘Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling)’: https://youtu.be/PsshI47JLUE
Listen to the original version of ‘Shot A Satellite’: https://youtu.be/CzBeL-8ZSRM
 
Recent praise for Erasure:
“Premiere fizzy electro entertainment” – Classic Pop
“A triumph of achingly beautiful pop protest music.” – MOJO
“A testament to the enduring art of writing emotional pop music” – Electronic Sound
“Arguably one of their best pieces of work” Louder Than War
 
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