Tracey Thorn reports that her solo CD is done! She says, "After years of making records with Ben, it just seemed time to take a break, and do something fresh.. I've got together with a few different producers/ collaborators, and we've come up with a record that (I hope) is a true reflection of who I am right now and what I love right now."
The album, out on Virgin Records in March, includes:
- Raise The Roof: a "shimmery piece of Scritti Politti-style pop"
- What TT calls "some serene techno emptiness" with Martin Wheeler of Vector Lovers
- A song that is "a bit of modernist heartbreak house" with ambient DJ Alex Santos
- King's Cross: yes, the Pet Shop Boys song (!) done with harmonium and a brass band..
- "An amazing pastoral arrangement of flutes and flugels" by Charles Webster
- A-Z: about gay teenagers getting bullied at school
- 7 new tracks done with collaborator/producer Ewan Pearson
- Get Around To It: a cover of Arthur Russell's song that has "wonky freakout sax"
- It's All True: The first single, described by Tracey as "pure early 80's New York dance pop," co-written with Sasse and Darshan Jesrani (aka Metro Area)
- A piano ballad that sounds like "The Carpenters on acid"
A Valentine better than a chocolate box. To tide us over, some extraordinary tracks by Tracey and the original PSB track...
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