Along with Ben Watt, Tracey Thorn and Everything But the Girl achieved 12 Top 40 hits during their time together as a duo, before ‘mothballing’ activities in 1999. That wasn’t going to stop them being a couple though, and they finally tied the knot in 2008, before rearing a family. This week sees the release of her fifth solo album, the suitably entitled Record, her first album of original material for seven years.
With her cool, yet emotional voice, allied to intelligent songcraft, Thorn describes Record as, “Nine feminist bangers”, and is a more electronic-based work that eschews the largely acoustic-based material of previous albums. Record features the American experimental all-female group Warpaint, as well as UK nu-soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae, both of whom can be heard on the nine-minute disco dub of ‘Sister’.
She’ll be appearing at Resident Records, 2nd March, for a Q&A along with music journalist Alexis Petridis. For priority entry all you have to do is pre-order her new album via Resident.