We’re being treated to a lot of Descending from the Godly Musician mountain Olympos the past few months. With the Elton vs Pnau project full on, George Michael’s return to the music industry (which we’ll feature soon) that other delicious 9oies electro pop phenomenon is back in town: The Pet Shop Boys.
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, rose to fame in the early 8oies and have since built an amazing repertoire of electronic poppy dance tunes, with several number 1 hits and success in the eighties, nineties and nillies. To this date, the band have released ten albums, and many compilation and live albums.
Yet studio album number 11 is under its way, the album which is called ‘Elysium’ succeeds 2009 album Yes and will be released September 19. The first single taken from the new album is the chilled out, yet very strong anthemic sounding ‘Winners’. ”you’re a winner I’m a winner, let’s enjoy it while it last” is part of the chorus, sung by Neil Tennant. The whole track in fact is about surviving showing determination and not ever giving up. Reason enough to believe, the track sounds as if its been written with the Olympic idea in mind. Don’t get us wrong, we think the Muse track is a brilliant one, yet we wonder when the footage of winners at the end of the Olympics will be shown in broadcaster, will be played with this new track by the Pet Shop Boys.
Hail to the great Gods of Music! While its still a little while before the album drops, the single ‘Winner’ will be released digitally tomorrow, and a physical release is to follow on August 6.