Tracey Thorn Press Photo 2010

Tracey Thorn was with Everything But The Girl for 18 years before she took a break — to have children, to get married (both with EBTG partner Ben Watt), and, it looks like, to tend to her greenhouse. She released her second solo record in 2007 — 25 years after her first. Her third solo album, Love and Its Opposite, arrives a little more quickly (the 27-year-old engagement to Watt means she likes to take her time with things). It’s produced by Berlin’s Ewan Pearson. “Why Does The Wind?” is more dance-oriented than many of the other tracks on Love and Its Opposite, with strings and a tart bassline under Thorn’s wistful vocals.

Love and Its Opposite is out 5/18 via Merge.

Comments (6)
  1. I’m a huge fan of etbg and tracey thorn..
    I didn’t like the mixing for this track…
    but still like the track

  2. I love it. Tracey´s voice looks clear and touching.

  3. Simply fucking fantastic. I couldn’t love her work more…

  4. This is what the girl from the XX is going to look like in 15 years.

  5. Such a great voice.
    I especially love the jazz drums.

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