Listen: Pet Shop Boys Share New EP ‘Agenda’

It contains three satirical songs and a ballad...

Time to sound the 'new Pet Shop Boys klaxon'.

The legendary synth pop duo are currently gearing up for the release of Annually, their once-a-year hardback publication.

Out on April 12th, if you pre-order the book you'll gain access to a brand new four track EP titled 'Agenda'.

Available digitally as a complete package, the four songs on 'Agenda' won't appear on a future Pet Shop Boys album, and a 12 inch vinyl edition drops on April 12th.

In a press note Neil Tennant said the EP features “three satirical songs and one rather sad song – but they all have, broadly speaking, political themes. I think it’s because of the times we’re living through.”

Check out the EP below, and find a track by track guide after the jump…

'Give Stupidity A Chance'
Neil: “It’s a satirical song about the poor quality of political leadership in the modern world…. Obviously, it’s all meant ironically but I think it sums up quite a lot.”

'On Social Media'
Neil: “It goes through all of the issues one might have about social media.”

'What Are We Going To Do About The Rich?'
Neil: “This was written as a lyric as a sort of mock-protest song.”
Chris: “We’re talking about very rich.”
Neil: “We’re talking about extreme rich – oligarchs and that kind of thing. The super-rich.”
Chris: “The ones that don’t pay any tax.”

'The Forgotten Child'
Neil: “This is not satirical but it’s got a political theme. It’s sort of got two things going on. It’s kind of about a refugee who’s gone missing while fleeing for safety with her family. And there’s sort of a point being made that maybe we’ve all forgotten something about human values…That maybe there’s something being lost, and it’s summed up by the idea of the innocence of the child.”

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