It's now been a full quarter-century since Erasure's debut The Innocents, but you'd never know it. Back from wherever it is arty electro duos go to recharge their batteries — like Numbers, where vocalist Andy Bell made a solo stop last year — Erasure is about to release their 14th album of supreme synth-pop, Tomorrow's World. First single "When I Start to Break It All Down" has a bit of a darker cast than the duo's catalog as a whole, but it's all Erasure: a sterling melody from keyboard maestro Vince Clarke, Bell's pristine vocals, and DJ-ready drum track. While showcasing World with a dystopian-goth cathedral stage set and desert-themed backdrop — Erasure live is more like ballet productions than rock concerts; see 2005 DVD The Erasure Show: Live in Cologne — there's still plenty of room for all the Classic Numbers numbers we've come to know and love: "Chorus," "Victim of Love," "A Little Respect," "Oh L'Amour" and oh so many more.
Recommended For YouPowered by SailThru
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!