Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Saint Etienne - Tonight
Amongst those whose eyes glaze over in ecstasy at the mere thought of certain Xenomania productions and other pop delights from the past ten years, Saint Etienne's new single Tonight will come like the embrace of a long lost friend, reunited at last.
In its dizzyingly soothing synth-spiral of electronic bliss the track marks a logical progression from the crystalline Method of Modern Love - it's intensely clever dance-pop; mature, clever, but most importantly possessed of the keen knowledge of what really, really works.
With former Xenomania man Tim Powell himself on production duties, the track shares all the beauty of some glorious Girls Aloud classic or a cut from the Pet Shop Boys stellar Yes album. Add in Sarah Cracknell's characteristically breathy vocals and Tonight sums up everything that make Saint Etienne such an enduringly wonderful part of British pop. A real gem of a track.
Best of all, Tonight is available as a free download from the band's website - a full album is due to follow later this year.
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