If you like classic sounding synthpop, this one is for you. Synthpop legends Erasure have returned with their latest album, The Neon. It’s their 18th studio album since the band formed in 1985 in the wake of electronic musician Vince Clarke’s work in previous bands Depeche Mode, Yaz, and The Assembly.
Erasure’s last album, World Be Gone, came out in 2017.
The Neon is getting a lot of attention and solid reviews, with many critics calling it a return to form. Pitchfork says, “The album is a deliberate effort to return to the sounds and mood of the material that first made them pop sensations.”
Earlier this summer, Vince Clarke answered questions from fans at Youtube. He said this about the new album: “No theme as such, something positive was important, something upbeat!”
Prior to release, we’ve heard three singles from The Neon, including “Nerves of Steel” and “Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling).”
You can find The Neon on Spotify.