ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have announced details of their new release, Day-Glo (Based on a True Story) - out on Mute on 12 August 2022 on fluorescent green vinyl, CD and digitally.
Day-Glo (Based on a True Story) is an unexpected album of brand new tracks, each created using elements of The Neon universe resulting in a 10-track album that is both familiar and unexpected.
Listen to the first chapter of Day-Glo (Based on a True Story) BELOW:
Vince Clarke, finding himself with unscheduled time to spend in the studio, began manipulating files for tracks from The Neon, their acclaimed 2020 album release. With no agenda in mind, gradually a hidden landscape in the tracks began to emerge - one that revealed a track within a track, another world within The Neon. Clarke explored this further, progressing some of the techniques he was using until the tracks that make up Day-Glo (Based on a True Story) started to fall into place.
Andy Bell then took these tracks into the studio and, working with long-time collaborator Gareth Jones, began work on his parts. Although undoubtedly Erasure, a sense of improvisation permeates the tracks as Bell worked on vocals that built, through college, into the finished album.
The final album bears little resemblance to the original source material - although echoes of The Neon can be heard from time to time - instead the album is an alternative look at Vince and Andy’s world, something that could only have been created when the artists were confronted with circumstances that allowed a little introspection to create something entirely new.
Day-Glo (Based on a True Story) and their eighteenth studio album, The Neon, show two very unique sides of Erasure - with their core themes of love, understanding and positively shining through - and its release marks the closure of this chapter of The Neon.
The Neon went into the UK Official Albums Chart at #4, their highest chart position since I Say I Say I Say (which in turn was recently released as a deluxe 2CD expanded hardback book release).
DAY-GLO (BASED ON A TRUE STORY) TRACKLISTING
Based on a True Story
Harbour of My Heart
3 Strikes and You're Out
The Shape of Things