VINCE CLARKE and Andy Bell, better known to all and sundry as electropop legends Erasure, have just released the video for their latest single, “Nerves of Steel”: watch with us, below.

The none-more-glamorous video clip features more than 20 LGBTQIA+ stars, including several best known for their appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Andy said: “This is my favourite track from the album. I am truly honoured that all our LGBTQIA+ friends were so creative during lockdown and helped us with this joyful video. Thanks for creating such a lovely piece of art!”

Detox, one of the stars of the video, said: “Erasure has been an integral part of my queer soundtrack from early on and it was a tremendous honor to be included in their new work!”

 Erasure’s eighteenth studio album, The Neon, is out on Mute on August 21st: it’s available as pre-order exclusives on limited edition neon orange vinyl, limited edition neon green cassette and CD in a foldout orange foil blocked sleeve with foldout lyric and photography booklet, as well as on black vinyl, to download and stream. 

Andy and Vince reveal the concept behind the album: “The Neon is a place that lives in the imagination, that we – you and me – put in the real world. It could be a night club, a shop, a city, a cafe, a country, a bedroom, a restaurant, any place at all. It’s a place of possibility in warm, glowing light and this is music that takes you there.”

Place an order for your brilliantly neon copy of The Neon at the Mute online shop, here.