ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have announced a brand new single, Sacred, out on 16 March 2015. This is the latest to be taken from their critically acclaimed, Richard X produced album, The Violet Flame, out now.
The tracklisting features the single mix and a live rehearsal version of Sacred alongside remixes from the likes of Grammy nominated Chris Cox (recent remixes include Katy Perry / Daft Punk & Avicii), Rich B & Phil Marriott, Los Angeles’ Black Light Odyssey (who have previously remixed Depeche Mode and Yazoo), Vibora Park and 88Ninety.
Listen to Chris Cox’s remix of Sacred here:
In addition, fans were recently given the chance to create their own remix of the track, courtesy of Blend (https://blend.io/). The competition winner is due to be announced next month, and will feature on the single.
The live rehearsal version of Sacred comes from rehearsals from the band’s recent sell out tour. The Times proclaimed, “There are few greater antidotes to a gloomy, cold, rainy, autumn night than the Saturnalian disco-pop carnival of Erasure” while The Guardian said, “It’s [Bell’s] absolute belief in this music – with its sex-on-the-dancefloor peaks and morning-after valleys – that stops this tour from being a nostalgia outing.” and Global Post described the NY show as “a celebration of synth-pop’s roots”.
SACRED TRACKLISTING – CDMUTE532 / iMUTE352
Sacred – Single Mix
Sacred – Chris Cox Remix
Sacred – Vibora Park Remix
Sacred – Black Light Odyssey Remix
Sacred – Rich B & Phil Marriott Remix
Sacred – Chris Cox DUB
Sacred – 88Ninety’s StellarMix8 Vox Remix
Sacred – Blend Remix Competition Winner
Sacred – Live Rehearsal Version
Pre-order the CD single HERE;