Credit: Edward Bishop
Named after a shop on Hull's Beverley Road, a stones throw away from where we hold regular gigs at O'Rileys, Everything But The Girl have returned with their first new material in over twenty-four years. The new single 'Nothing Left To Lose' is out now, complete with a must-see music video by director Charlie Di Placido.
'Nothing Left To Lose' is the duo's first single from a new album, 'Fuse', which is set to be released on April the 21st. The album contains ten new tracks, written by Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn in early 2021. Thoroughly modern yet still capturing Everything But The Girl's trademark sound, the new selection of songs features Thorn's unmistakeable vocal and Watt's sharp beats.
Speaking on Fuse, the new album Tracey Thorn said: "Ironically the finished sound of the new album was the last thing on our mind when we started in March 2021. Of course, we were aware of the pressures of such a long-awaited comeback, so we tried to begin instead in a spirit of open-minded playfulness, uncertain of the direction, receptive to invention."
About the songwriting process, Ben Watt went on to say: "It was exciting. A natural dynamism developed. We spoke in short-hand, and little looks, and co-wrote instinctively. It became more than the sum of our two selves. It just became Everything But The Girl on its own."
Everything but the girl launched in 1982, releasing albums that went gold. In 1994, a remix of Missing by Todd Terry catapulted the band to global recognition; a successful album, 'Walking Wounded', that spawned four top-forty hit singles, followed in 1996 before the band split in 2000. Now, nearly a quarter of a century later, Everything But The Girl return with their new album 'Fuse'.
'Fuse' is available for pre-order here.