Listen to Pet Shop Boys' new track Winner off 11th album Elysium
The legendary synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys are returning with a new studio album called Elysium due this fall, September 18 (in the U.S.), and recently they have premiered a lyric video for the lead single called "Winner".
The track is now available for download, and its official release will be on August 7th. Reportedly, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe recorded their 11th album Elysium earlier this year in Los Angeles, the first time they have recorded an album in the U.S. They co-produced the record with U.S. producer Andrew Dawson, who has won three Grammys for his work with Kanye West. "It was inspiring to make an album in Los Angeles, and to work with a producer from a different musical genre, who has brought a new dimension to our music," the pair said via a press release.
At the same time, the album other track "Invisible" was recently made available online, accompanied by a film made by renowned Los Angeles artist/film-maker Brian Bress.
Elysium features 12 new songs that display a warm, deep electronic sound, and includes orchestral arrangements by Joachim Horsley, Andrew Dawson and Ben Leathers. Backing vocals are provided on many of the tracks by veteran singers Oren, Maxine and Julie Waters (whose long career spans sessions with The Jackson Five to Adele), and singer/songwriter James
Fauntleroy. The album will be available in standard CD, digital download, and limited edition double CD where the bonus disc contains an instrumental mix of the album. The album has also received special mastering for the iTunes version.
"Winner" new single by Pet Shop Boys:
"Invisible" single below: