Thorn goes long on the pulsing "Sister"
featuring Corinne Bailey Rae
From new album Record out March 2
a liberating "no f*cks given" phase of life, Record
(out NOW in North America on Merge) sees Tracey Thorn
return to the hedonism of club land, with her first album of
entirely new material in seven years built around synth-driven
tracks and a punchy sub-three-minute directness. "I wanted it
to be a record you'd listen to in the daytime," Tracey 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 new
single "Sister," a dubby nine-minute Compass Point-style disco
jam, where Tracey is joined again by Warpaint's rhythm section
and Corinne Bailey Rae on glorious backing vocals. "It's full
of lyrics about female solidarity and defiance-a heartfelt anthem
for the dancefloor," Tracey adds.
to Tracey Thorn's "Sister"
Extra dancefloor punch comes in the shape of two excellent remixes
from the king of the genre, Andrew Weatherall, who reduces the
original to a galloping cosmic disco groove, with a dub cut
on the flip. Listen to them all beginning today on your
preferred digital music provider.
ICYMI, watch the music video for album opener "Queen,"
and pre-order Tracey Thorn's Record on CD and smoky red Peak
Vinyl in the Merge
store, where each format can be bundled with a beautiful
full-color Tracey Thorn zine featuring 20 pages of handwritten
lyrics and photos from the recording sessions. Record
is also available for pre-order through these participating
independent record stores and digital