The Pet Shop Boys released the video for their new single "Leaving" this morning, an impressionistic journey through urban train stations that provides an appropriate backdrop for the track's themes of love, loss, death, and immortality.
Two artwork covers have been created for the single, below.
Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...
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The Pet Shop Boys dreamy new album Elysium is out on September 10 but they've dropped an interactive YouTube video which samples each of the album's 12 tracks
Listen to the sampler, AFTER THE JUMP...
And watch out for a new 'OXD Mirror' music post here around noon today!
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The Pet Shop Boys feature the London Rollergirls and "Dirty Diana", a trans member of the team, in their new uplifting video for their single "Winner", which dropped today and comes off their forthcoming album Elysium.
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The London Rollergirls is an all-women roller derby league that promote charity, teamwork and confidence in women by embracing all women regardless of body shape, occupations, sexual orientation, race or nationality.
Viewers get to meet some of the rollergirls including Dirty Diana. She is a transgender London Rollergirl who is still new to the derby but finds her way around the track with the support of her fellow skaters. Dirty Diana's roller wife Sharon Scott describes it best when she comments in the video, "I want to help her grow into herself a little more while she's playing roller derby and help her to gain more confidence so she can develop into the woman she's meant to me," she explains.
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Pet Shop Boys' forthcoming album Elysium doesn't hit shelves until this September, but the gents decided to do us a summer solid by releasing a single, "Winner." I've included the track AFTER THE JUMP.
Arjan has to say about "Winner":
Fitting right in with Britain's Olympic spirit, "Winner" is wonderfully joyful tune that perfectly showcases Pet Shop Boys' refreshed state of mind. Whether you're competing, in love or simply trying to make it through another day, the song carries a universal meaning and conveys that everyone who perseveres against the odds, loves and lives in the moment is a true winner. And even when life is getting you down, Neil Tennant comforts and reminds listeners that "in desperation you get inspiration," which captures the overarching sentiment of the song.
"Winner" will be available for download tomorrow. Give it a listen AFTER THE JUMP. I've just started it and am already pretty into it. Hopefully you will be too, you winner, you.
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Always good news when the Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe birth a new album:
In September Pet Shop Boys will release a new album, entitled "Elysium", on Parlophone. The album was produced in Los Angeles by Andrew Dawson and Pet Shop Boys. To give an idea of the album’s sound, a short film for the album track “Invisible” can be viewed online. The film was made by renowned Los Angeles artist/film-maker Brian Bress. Like several tracks on “Elysium”, “Invisible” features backing vocals by singer/songwriter James Fauntleroy and veteran singers Oren, Maxine and Julie Waters whose long singing career spans sessions with The Jackson Five to Adele.
As always, they take things in a new direction but it's classic PSB at the same time.
Watch the short film for "Invisible", AFTER THE JUMP...
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