Tracey Thorn Unveils New Solo Effort 'Record'

Sample the album with a video for the Warpaint-equipped "Queen"
Tracey Thorn Unveils New Solo Effort 'Record'
Beloved Everything But the Girl singer Tracey Thorn has announced she will be releasing her first new album of original material in nearly a decade. Simply called Record, the full-length will arrive on March 2 via Merge.

Record marks Thorn's first album of her own original material since 2010's Love and Its Opposite, though the UK songwriter did release the holiday album Tinsel and Lights in 2012 and the collection SOLO: Songs and Collaborations 1982-2015 in 2015.

In a statement, Thorn joked that Record is made up of "nine feminist bangers," adding more seriously, "I think I've always written songs which chronicle the milestones of a woman's life. Different ages and stages, different realities not often discussed in pop lyrics. If 2010's Love and Its Opposite was my midlife album — full of divorce and hormones — then Record represents that sense of liberation that comes in the aftermath, from embarking on a whole new 'no fucks given' phase of life."

For a taste of that, Thorn has shared a new video for the album's lead-off track "Queen," which you can check out at the bottom of the page. The track features Warpaint members Jenny Lee Lindberg and Stella Mozgawa, who also guest elsewhere on Record, as well as producer Ewan Pearson.

"It's a great opener for the album," Thorn said. "Driven along by Ewan Pearson's unashamedly glittering electro-pop production, and drums and bass from Warpaint's Stella and Jenny, it features me playing electric guitar for the first time in a while, and singing my heart out."

You can pre-order the album both physically and digitally over here. This includes an LP version on "smoky red Peak" vinyl.


1. Queen
2. Air (ft. Shura)
3. Guitar
4. Smoke
5. Sister (ft. Corinne Bailey Rae)
6. Go
7. Babies
8. Face
9. Dancefloor