Pet Shop Boys Electric on 2LP
Electric is the triumphant new album by English electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys - Neil Tennant (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals) - and the follow-up to 2012's Elysium. The album was recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles over the first six months of 2013 while the track, "Fluorescent," was written and recorded within the last month.
Produced by the Grammy Award-winning Stuart Price, the album features nine tracks in total - eight brand new Pet Shop Boys’ songs such as "Vocal" and "Love is a Bourgeois Construct" plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s "The Last to Die." British rapper Example also features on the track "Thursday."
Pet Shop Boys: "Electric is very much set on the dance floor. Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas 'Elysium' had a reflective mood, Electric is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time."
Stuart Price: "Making Electric was an exciting experience. We recorded it between Berlin, London and Los Angeles using various techniques between old school synth and drum machine programming and new school computer mangling. For me it was a chance to work with two people who shaped so much of my musical taste, yet who keep on pushing farther in both a natural and unexpected fashion.
"Disco (from 1986) was an album that always spoke to me because it blended song arrangements with dance floor mixes, and that is what Electric felt like to make. Allowing songs to be full length without considering the pop rules, disregarding classic structures and instead just working instinctively on what was fun and danceable."
Pet Shop Boys Electric Track Listing:
3. Love is a bourgeois construct
1. Inside a dream
2. The last to die
3. Shouting in the evening
4. Thursday (featuring Example)