Pet Shop Boys release the official music video for Winner

Posted on 24 July 2012
By May Andrews
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The Pet Shop Boys’ forthcoming track Winner is out on August 6, taken from the new studio album Elysium, out on September 17th on Parlophone.

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe recorded Elysium earlier this year in L.A, the first time they have recorded an album in America. They co-produced the record with US producer Andrew Dawson, who has won three Grammys for his work on Kanye West’s albums.

The album track Invisible was recently made available online, accompanied by a film made by renowned Los Angeles artist/film-maker Brian Bress.

Elysium features 12 new songs which display a warm, deep electronic sound, and includes orchestral arrangements by Joachim Horsley, Andrew Dawson and Ben Leathers.

Backing vocals are provided on many of the tracks by veteran singers Oren, Maxine and Julie Waters (whose long career spans sessions with The Jackson Five to Adele) and singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy.

Pet Shop Boys said: “It was inspiring to make an album in Los Angeles, and to work with a producer from a different musical genre, who has brought a new dimension to our music”.

The album will be available in standard CD, digital download and limited edition double CD where the bonus disc contains an instrumental mix of the album. The album has also received special mastering for the iTunes version.

The single Winner will be available on limited CD (with three bonus tracks), limited 12”, and as two digital bundles (including bonus tracks and remixes) on August 6.

A four-track Limited CD Single & 12” Plus Digital Bundle is Released on August 6th.