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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