EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL – ” Caution To The Wind “

Posted: February 26, 2023 in MUSIC

The follow up to recent single, “Nothing Left To Lose”which won over a million streamed on Spotify, and  NME called it ‘a massive dance single’ after it secured A-list rotation at BBC Radio 6 Music.

“Lyrically, “Caution To The Wind” is a simple song about arrival and seizing the moment, so with the music we tried to capture the feeling of a perpetual point in time,”  says vocalist Tracey Thorn.

The new album was written and produced by Ben Watt and Thorn over the spring-summer of 2021, which they say is a modern take on the lustrous electronic soul the duo first pioneered in the mid-90s. Thorn’s affecting and richly-textured voice is once again up front in Watt’s landscape of sub-bass, sharp beats, half-lit synths and empty space.

“I let the words quickly collapse and loop inside the production,” notes Ben Watt. “The drums emerge and repeat, and everything then starts to unfold in cycles of anticipation and release. I guess it’s just classic nightclub tension and euphoria.” 

The pair recorded in secret at home and in a small riverside studio outside Bath with friend and engineer Bruno Ellingham.

Everything But The Girl broke through on the UK indie scene in 1982 with jazz-folk cover of Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” then going onto release a string of UK gold albums throughout the 80s as they experimented with jazz, guitar pop, orchestral wall-of-sound and drum-machine soul. A

After Watt’s near-death experience from a rare auto-immune condition in 1992, the pair returned unbowed with the million-selling ardent folktronica of “Amplified Heart”. That record included “Missing”, which New York DJ-producer Todd Terry’s remixed unexpectedly as it made the leap from heavy club play to global radio success reaching Number 2 in US Hot 100, and Number 3 on UK Top 40.

Caution To The Wind” is the second single released from Everything But The Girl’s comeback album “Fuse” out on 21st April.

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