Erasure Return With Christmas Themed Album

'Snow Globe' due on November 11th
Erasure

Erasure are set to return with new album 'Snow Globe' on November 11th.

Christmas themed albums have long been deemed the domain of the kitsch, but recent years have found a number of artists reversing this trend. Heading back into the studio, Erasure decided that Mid-winter offered the perfect point of inspiration for their latest release.

New album 'Snow Globe' is set to drop just in time for Advent, and it's a mixture of original compositions and seasonal classics. The band's first full length in two years, the album will be preceded by new single 'Gaudete'.

A Latin carol once covered by Steeleye Span, the highlight is said to be Andy Bell's vocal, with Vince Clarke commenting: "I haven’t actually heard him sing better".

In contrast to the lush orchestration which adorns many Christmas efforts, 'Snow Globe' is said to be a minimal affair. "We managed to strip everything back to bare essentials" Clarke explains. "'White Christmas almost has a drone all the way through it. I love that."

'Snow Globe' is set to be released on November 11th. Vince Clarke, of course, is fresh from work on The Clarke & Ware Experiment - check out a full feature on that project HERE.

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