New Erasure Single ‘Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)’ Is a Hit of Joy When We Really Need It

 

 

For very good reason, it has seemed for the last week that solemnity and anger are a full time occupation. And as the nation splits apart, it is genuinely difficult to access any reasonable sense of hopefulness.

But we have found in the past that it helps in some measure at least to take a pause and dance the pain away, if only for the moment. And we couldn’t help but feel a sense of relief at the arrival of a brand new Erasure track, as their music has often felt like a hit of exuberance when we needed it most. And indeed, their latest single “Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling),” is another irresistible, modern synth-pop stunner, with its massive hooks recalling their ’80s classics like “Oh L’Amour.”

 

 

“Our music is always a reflection of how we’re feeling,” explains Vince Clarke. “Andy was in a good place spiritually, and so was I—really good places in our minds. You can hear that.”

To be sure, Andy Bell’s voice has rarely sounded so affecting and soulful, as he lyrically exclaims, “You’re my hot baptism of fire / And I won’t let that feeling go.”

“It was about refreshing my love of a great pop song,” he says. “I want kids now to hear these songs! I wanted to recharge that feeling that pop can come from anyone.”

The track is taken from their upcoming new album The Neon, which will be released via Mute this August 21.

 

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