Erasure (Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) has unveiled the first track from their eagerly awaited new album, The Violet Flame. ‘Elevation’ is out on July 22nd (or instantly via iTunes pre-order), preceding the album release on September 23rd,
Listen to the brand new track – a hedonistic, euphoric rush of ode-to-love just waiting to fill dance floors far and wide this summer – here.
>From the moment that The Violet Flame opens, the listener is drawn into Erasure’s empowering sense of optimism. Once again – as they approach 30 years of songwriting, having sold 25 million albums and achieved more than 40 hit singles – with their 16th studio album, the globally-adored duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have created another stunning success of emotionally-charged electro-pop with euphoric, synth-fuelled melodies that strike instantly to the heart.
The Violet Flame, recorded in New York and London and produced by Richard X, sees Erasure express an infectious zest for the future. The album’s creation – so soon after the release of 2013’s Snow Globe – followed a different path to previous Erasure releases. As ever, the songwriting was entirely collaborative but this time, the warmth of Miami gave a perfect backdrop for the album writing and the starting point, unusually, was Vince’s pre-recorded dance grooves. This proved to be a more instant method of songwriting which saw the songs flow at great speed.
“I found them very inspiring and the tunes just came out”, reflects Andy. “This time it was much more off the top of the head. All that we said was that we’d like to make an uptempo dance record. And that’s how it came out.”
The Violet Flame is available now to pre-order. As well as the standard version, The Violet Flame will be available as limited 2CD edition, which features Erasure’s legendary live performance at Mute’s Short Circuit festival in 2011. In addition, there will be exclusive versions which include the 3CD deluxe box set as well as a VIP ticket bundle which will feature the album, premium ticket and opportunities to meet the band and much, much more, all available here.
The Violet Flame Tour begins in Miami on September 12th, with special shows through the US including Las Vegas in Halloween and New York City on New Year’s Eve (full details below). Tickets are on sale now, full details from: www.erasureinfo.com/concerts/