Pet Shop Boys Announces New Album “Nonetheless”, Premieres New Song “Loneliness” on BBC Radio 2
British synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, consisting of Neil Tennant (vocals) and Chris Lowe (keyboard), has announced that their fifteenth studio album “Nonetheless” will be released on April 26, 2024 via their own label x2 and Parlophone.
The album is their first body of work in four years since the 2020 album “Hotspot” and comprises a 10-track.
This time, the duo worked with British record producer James Ford on the album.
This marks the first collaboration between Pet Shop Boys and James Ford.
The duo said of the album in a statement, “We wanted this album to be a celebration of the unique and diverse emotions that make us human. From the more dance-orientated tracks to the raw poignancy of the introspective ballads, with their beautiful string arrangements, each track tells a story and contributes to the overall narrative of the album.”
They continued, “We're very excited to release this new album. Its 10 tracks are the strongest indicators of where we are today. Like much of our music it's very reflective. It was great to work with James Ford, who we think has brought new elements to our music.”
They added, “Our demos are sometimes quite complicated, and James has dared to make us a bit more minimal at times - but also, the string arrangements are very beautiful. Some of the record is quite heart-breaking, but we hope a lot of it is also uplifting. It's a record we're very proud of.”
From the album, the duo premiered the first single called “Loneliness” on BBC Radio 2 The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.
The track was written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant, and produced by James Ford.
The accompanying music video was directed by Alasdair McLellan.
But this video is age-restricted and only available on YouTube.
The duo told Zoe Ball about the song, “I should've said... It is kind of a dance track as well. Well, it's just that. There's all sorts on there. Theres a couple of two or three dance tracks. And then there's some more reflective stuff. But it all has that sort of tonal quality.”
- source : BBC Radio 2