The musical duo of Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn will be dropping the 10-track album, titled Fuse, on 21 April – an album that’s been billed as “a modern take on the lustrous electronic soul the band first pioneered in the mid-90s”.
The track, which holds a fair amount of sub-bass and bears Thorn’s distinctive vocals, also arrives with a music video directed by Charlie Di Placido, whose prior credits include Kojey Radical and Jungle.
You can check out the new music video, set in a late-night caff, below.
Thorn, who’s released several solo records since the band’s in 2000, has said of the forthcoming record: “Ironically, the finished sound of the new album was the last thing on our mind when we started in March 2021.
“Of course, we were aware of the pressures of such a long-awaited comeback, so we tried to begin instead in a spirit of open-minded playfulness, uncertain of the direction, receptive to invention.”
And whilst the new single might give an indication of a more dance-oriented album, Thorn also explained in an interview with NME that after the, people may “assume the album is more electronic than acoustic, but there is a mixture of stuff on there.”
After many years inactive, the first murmurings of new work arrived in November last year when Thorn tweeted: “Just thought you’d like to know that Ben and I have made a new Everything But The Girl album. It’ll be out next spring”. That day is soon to arrive.