The wait is almost over! The lead single from the forthcoming new album The Violet Flame is entitled Elevation and will be released as a single track download on Monday. And for those of you who can't wait, you can listen to the track in full below via the band's official SoundCloud page!
As has been the case since the Tomorrow's World album in 2011, the single track download comes several weeks before the CD single which will contain extra tracks and will be released early in September. For those that like to sing along, check out my unofficial Elevation lyrics.
In other news, the tracklisting for the The Violet Flame album has been confirmed as the following:
The Violet Flame Tracklisting
- Dead Of Night
- Be The One
- Under The Wave
- Smoke & Mirrors
- Stayed A Little Late Tonight
The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that the band already have a song entitled Paradise – however the song on the album is a new track and not a reworking of b-side from 1989's Drama!.
The double CD version of the album includes a second disc containing Erasure's eleven-song Live at The Short Circuit Festival performance, recorded at The Roundhouse in London in May 2011. Whilst not officially confirmed, the tracklisting for this disc should be as follows:
The Violet Flame – CD2 Live at The Short Circuit Festival Tracklisting
- A Little Respect
- Victim of Love
- Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)
- Chains Of Love
- Heavenly Action
- Blue Savannah
- Ship Of Fools
The deluxe box set edition of the album, which is exclusively available to buy from PledgeMusic, will contain both the CDs listed above as well as a third CD entitled The Violet Flame Remixed which contains remixes of each of the album's tracks. Full details to follow.
So what does everyone think of Elevation? Cast a vote in my Quick Poll and/or leave your comments below!