The Pet Shop Boys have officially spilled the PSBeans on their upcoming Stuart Price-produced project.
In a news update on their official website today, the duo reveal that Electric will be released on July 15 and features 9 tracks, including a cover of Bruce Springstreen‘s “The Last To Die” (which they’ve been covering on the Electric Tour), as well as a song called “Thursday” featuring vocals by UK singer/rapper, Example.
The video for the album’s (mostly) instrumental opening track, “Axis,” is below, with a Boys Noize remix still on the way. For those following along, you’ll recognize the song from the album trailer released back in March.
Check out the full blurb and cover art below! (“Love is a bourgeois construct” is already my new favorite.)
Pet Shop Boys new album, “Electric”, will now be released worldwide on July 15th (international dates vary) and is the first to appear on their own label x2 through Kobalt Label Services. Produced by Stuart Price, “Electric” features nine tracks in total – eight brand new songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The last to die” – and has a running length of 50 minutes. The British singer and rapper, Example, performs on one track, “Thursday”. The album was recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles over the last six months with one track, “Fluorescent”, written and recorded within the last month. Neil and Chris comment: “Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas ‘Elysium’ had a reflective mood, ‘Electric’ is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time.” The artwork (shown here) is by Farrow.
3. Love is a bourgeois construct
5. Inside a dream
6. The last to die
7. Shouting in the evening
8. Thursday (featuring Example)