Listen above to Erasure’s new album Snow Globe, a week ahead of release.
The award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell recently unveiled the first track from their new album, Snow Globe. ‘Gaudete’ – out on 9 December – is the band’s take on the traditional Latin carol, and you can watch the ethereal animated video here:
Produced by Erasure, Gareth Jones with additional production by Richard X, Snow Globe is a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics, and follows 2011’s album, Tomorrow’s World.
Unlike the bells and whistles, glitter and tinsel sets that crowd the market come Christmas-time, Snow Globe is possessed of something more in the wistfully, strangely subdued celebratory mould of recent seasonal albums by Tracey Thorn and Kate Bush.
Erasure unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today. Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, ‘Ship Of Fools’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Star’, ‘Chains Of Love’, ‘The Circus’, ‘Who Needs Love (Like That)’, ‘Love To Hate You’, ‘Drama!’, “Always” and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‘Abba-esque’.
If you haven’t already tried it out, visit http://www.snapsapp.com/ to download the application that allows you to photograph yourself inside the Erasure Snow Globe.
The new album, Snow Globe, will be released on 11 November 2013.
Gaudete video: http://vevo.ly/Aq9id7
Album pre-order: http://www.erasuresnowglobe.com
Snow Globe trailer: http://youtu.be/o4hgK0aG528
…This Christmas, Make It Wonderful…