Everything But The Girl to Return With Comeback Album ‘Fuse,’ First New Music in 24 Years

Everything But The Girl to Return With Comeback Album ‘Fuse,’ First New Music in 24 Years

01/10/2023

British indie electronic duo Everything But The Girl is readying for their long-awaited comeback. 24 years in the making — having released their last album in 1999 — the group, consisting of Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, will return with a new album titled Fuse.

The record was written and produced by Thorn and Watt over spring and summer 2021. On the LP, the duo’s latest endeavor is described as a “modern take on the lustrous electronic soul the band first pioneered in the mid-90s.”

Everything But The Girl was formed in 1982 in an English port city called Hull. Thorn served as lead vocalist and sometimes guitarist, while Watt was the multi-instrumentalist and producer of the group. Their debut album, Eden, was released in 1984. Over the next decade and a half, Thorn and Watt put out a total of 10 albums before ultimately parting ways in 2000.

“Ironically the finished sound of the new album was the last thing on our mind when we started in March 2021,” Thorn said of the new project. “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.”

The 10-track Fuse was recorded in a riverside studio located in Bath with help from Thorn and Watt’s friend, the sound engineer Bruno Ellingham.

“It was exciting,” Watt added. “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.”

The first single the duo has dropped from Fuse is called “Nothing Left To Lose,” debuting alongside an official music video.

Listen to Everything But The Girl’s first track in 24 years and watch the video above. Fuse is out for streaming on April 21 via Buzzin’ Fly Records.

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