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Pet Shop Boys Detail New Album, 'Nonetheless'
Luke Turner , January 31st, 2024 09:35

They've also shared lead track 'Loneliness

Pet Shop Boys have a new album on the way, titled Nonetheless.

Spanning 10 tracks, the duo's 15th studio LP was recorded last year together with producer James Ford at his London studio. Orchestral arrangements were later added across the record, and its release in April will coincide with the 40th anniversary of Pet Shop Boys putting out their debut single, 'West End Girls'. The new album is preceded by lead single 'Loneliness', which you can watch a video for – taking in industrial Sheffield, hot lads in a gym and the first gloryhole we can think of in a pop video – above.

In a joint statement, Pet Shop Boys said: "We wanted this album to be a celebration of the unique and diverse emotions that make us human. From the more dance-orientated tracks to the raw poignancy of the introspective ballads, with their beautiful string arrangements, each track tells a story and contributes to the overall narrative of the album."

They added: "We're very excited to release this new album. Its 10 tracks are the strongest indicators of where we are today. Like much of our music, it's very reflective. It was great to work with James Ford, who we think has brought new elements to our music.

"Our demos are sometimes quite complicated, and James has dared to make us a bit more minimal at times – but also, the string arrangements are very beautiful. Some of the record is quite heart-breaking, but we hope a lot of it is also uplifting. It's a record we're very proud of."

The duo will follow up the release of Nonetheless with a series of five shows at London's Royal Opera House from July 23 to 27. Those dates will mark their third run of gigs at the venue, following on from shows in 2016 and 2018. ore information can be found on Pet Shop Boys' website.

Parlophone will release Nonetheless on April 26, 2024.