Seminal synth-pop duo Erasure will release their brand new album 'Snow Globe' on 11th November 2013 via Mute Records and will be preceded by a single, 'Gaudete'. The band consisting of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell have revealed the album will be a collection of new compositions and distinctive re-imaginings of seasonal classics.
“I haven’t actually heard him sing better,” says Vince of Andy stepping back into the booth. “I found my inner choirboy again,” says Andy. “I thought I’d lost him but he was there all along.”
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. ‘We managed to strip everything back to bare essentials,’ Vince says approvingly of the minimal approach Erasure took for this recording. “‘White Christmas almost has a drone all the way through it. I love that.”