Erasure and Orbital members to release new collaborative album, share “Better Have a Drink to Think” — listen

Vince Clark and Paul Hartnoll link up for 2Square, due out digitally next month


Vince Clarke of Erasure and Paul Hartnoll of Orbital are combining their electronic music talents for a new album called 2Square. The eight-track effort will be available digitally on June 10th through Very Records and released under the name Clarke and Hartnoll. That’s the artwork above.

“Vince approached me and asked if I wanted to work with him on some tracks he had demoed. I set about adding and fiddling around and then we both spent a week finishing and mixing the record in my Brighton studio,” Hartnoll explained in a press release.

“Between us we’ve chalked up more than 50 years of making electronic dance music, we’re both Dads,” he added, “and it was time to hold out the hand of collaboration and help each other up onto the dance floor to dance as only Dads can.”

As a preview, Clarke and Hartnoll have shared a glitchy new song called “Better Have a Drink to Think”, as well as its accompanying video helmed by Norwegian director Vid Andersøn. Check it out below, followed by the full tracklist.

Pre-orders have begun.

2Square Tracklist:
01. Better Have a Drink to Think
02. Zombie Blip
03. The Echoes
04. Do-A-Bong
05. The Shortcut
06. Single Function
07. All Out
08. Underwater