Tracey Thorn “Queen” New Song/Album – Everything But The Girl

Today, Tracey Thorn dropped her new single, “Queen,” taken from her first solo album of entirely original material in seven years.  Titled Record, the new album will be released on March 2, 2018 via Merge Records.  Watch the Carol Morley-directed video for “Queen” below.

About the track, Thorn said: “It’s a great opener for the album. Driven along by Ewan Pearson’s unashamedly glittering electro-pop production, and drums and bass from Warpaint’s Stella and Jenny, it features me playing electric guitar for the first time in a while, and singing my heart out.”

On Record, the synth-driven tracks arrive and leave with a punchy sub-three-minute directness. “I wanted it to be a record you’d listen to in the daytime,” Thorn says. “On your headphones or on the move. Not necessarily in the evening, or in your bedroom.” For all its no-fuss pop brevity, the album rotates around “Sister,” a dubby nine-minute Compass Point-style disco jam where Thorn is joined again by Warpaint’s rhythm section and glorious backing vocals from Corinne Bailey Rae.

Across four decades, Tracey’s songs and writing have offered up a clear-eyed woman’s view of the immediate world around her, from the acerbic teen love songs of her first early-eighties band Marine Girls, through sixteen years as one half of articulate multi-million-selling duo Everything But The Girl, to her recent acclaimed memoirs and journalism.