Tracey Thorn shares ‘Queen’ from first solo ‘Record’ in seven Years


Tracey Thorn has revealed her new single ‘Queen’, the first to be taken from her first solo album of entirely original material for seven years – ‘Record’ – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.

‘Record’ – released March 2 via Unmade Road/Caroline International – is in part about freedom and disenthrallment, with ‘Queen’ – which is also a new addition to the Fantasy Premier League playlist – the opening broadside, all personal fire and desire.

Her voice, self-assured and richly-textured, yet confessional and affecting, spits out the lyrics on ‘Record’ with a fresh compelling drive and remains one of the finest female pop voices of the last four decades.

The synth-driven tracks arrive and leave with a punchy sub-three-minute directness. But for all its no-fuss pop brevity, the album rotates around ‘Sister‘, a dubby nine-minute Compass Point-style disco jam where Tracey is joined again by Warpaint’s rhythm section and glorious backing vocals from Corinne Bailey Rae.

Across four decades Tracey’s songs and writing have offered up a clear-eyed woman’s view of the immediate world around her; from the acerbic teen love songs of her first early-80s band Marine Girls, through 16 years as one half of articulate multi-million-selling duo Everything But The Girl to her recent acclaimed memoirs and journalism.


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