THE SINGLE IS TAKEN FROM THE BAND’S NEW ALBUM FUSE WHICH CHARTED AT NUMBER 3 IN THE UK ALBUM CHART IN APRIL
Recent praise for Everything But The Girl:
“Fuse picks up where Temperamental left off. The songs are uniformly beautiful” – THE GUARDIAN
“Everything But The Girl’s triumphant new album, Fuse … some of the duo’s most bewitching – and soul-baring – dance anthems to date.” – PITCHFORK
‘Fuse makes a church of its elegant electronica’ – THE INDEPENDENT
‘Fuse is the the blueprint for any alt-leaning electronic act in the pop space’ – NME
“These tracks are propelled by a sense of urgency … a piece of sonic architecture”- MOJO
“A graceful, majestic, moving experience … stands as one of the best albums Everything But The Girl have put their name against.” – CLASH
‘It’s as if EBTG never went away … Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt turn back time. How lovely to be back there’ – SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
‘Here they are again, picking up where they left off in a sparkling flurry of gleaming electronica and melodious melancholy’ – THE TELEGRAPH
Everything But The Girl have today revealed a new video directed by Charlie Di Placido (Jungle, Kojey Radical) for their current single No One Knows We’re Dancing. The track has just been added to the BBC 6 Music playlist. Speaking about the video, Charlie, who also directed the band’s recent videos for Nothing Left To Lose and Run A Red Light says:
“It was such a privilege to be asked back to direct a third instalment of the trilogy of videos for Everything But The Girl. We wanted to make a piece with nods to the club scene and era that the track is referencing, but that also felt other-worldly. We played around with camera speeds to create the feeling of nostalgia, and the dancers all learnt their choreographed routine at double speed, so they would move in sync during the slow motion passages. It’s a massive challenge both for the dancers and our incredible choreographer Miranda Chambers, but I love the effect it has in camera, and it perfectly matches the music.”
No One Knows We’re Dancing is taken from Everything But The Girl’s new album Fusewhich charted at Number 3 in the UK Official Album Chart in April, the highest position of the band’s career. The Guardian was among several top publications to post a 5-star review (‘Still staking out pop’s frontier after 40 years … a comeback worth waiting for’). Pitchfork called it the duo’s ‘triumphant new album … bewitching and soul-baring‘. High level support has also come at radio (two singles on the BBC 6 Music A-List Playlist) and at key editorial DSP playlists (New Music Friday, All New Indie, Altar, Metropolis, The Other List, Loops).
Speaking about the new video, Everything But The Girl say:
“The song is a dream-like homage to the Sunday day-night parties Ben co-hosted as a DJ in the late 90s and early 2000s. The lyrics are a thumbnail sketch of regulars, faces in the crowd, people behind the bar. The video really captures the individuality of each character, but also the secret world and the communality of the dance floor, where – as the songs says – you’re “all trapped in a feeling”.
“We owe so much to Charlie and Miranda and their team. Their trilogy of videos forms a huge part of the ‘Fuse’ album campaign identity. Following our decision to sidestep appearing ourselves – and instead to use dancers to dramatise our songs – they completely understood the atmosphere and feeling in our music.”
Written and produced by Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn over the spring-summer of 2022, Everything But The Girl’s new album Fuse is a modern take on the lustrous electronic soul the band first pioneered in the mid-90s. Thorn’s affecting and richly-textured voice is once again up front in Watt’s glimmering landscape of sub-bass, sharp beats, half-lit synths and empty space, and as before, the result is the sound of a band comfortable with being both sonically contemporary, yet agelessly themselves.
Everything But The Girl broke through on the UK indie scene in 1982 with a stark jazz-folk cover of Cole Porter’s Night and Day. They then released a string of UK gold albums throughout the 80s, experimenting with jazz, guitar pop, orchestral wall-of-sound and drum-machine soul. 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 in 1994. It includes their biggest hit, Missing, after New York DJ-producer Todd Terry’s remix unexpectedly made the leap from heavy club play to global radio success (Number 2 US Hot 100; Number 3 UK Top 40). The sparkling Walking Wounded – emotional songs brimming with ideas from the mid 90s electronic scene – followed in 1996 (Number 4 UK Album Chart). Spawning four UK Top 40 hits, the record became the band’s first platinum selling album. After their final show at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2000, the pair chose to quit Everything But The Girl on a high.