"Wherever you go I will follow you 'Cause I was wrong"
See more 25 years ago British musical duo Everything but the Girl released ninth studio album "Walking Wounded"
* The album saw the group adopting a more electronic and dance-based style, following the success of the remixed version of "Missing" from their previous album, Amplified Heart.
* Four tracks from the album were released as singles, including the drum and bass-influenced "Walking Wounded" and the house-influenced "Wrong", which became top ten hits on the UK Singles Chart, as well as the downtempo track "Single", which set Tracey Thorn's emotionally direct vocal against breakbeats, organ and strings, and "Before Today".
* Walking Wounded marked a change in the duo's approach to writing songs. Ben Watt produced various instrumental tracks, while Tracey Thorn wrote lyrics after listening to the completed tracks.
* In producing the tracks, Watt utilized samples from sources such as Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" and Stan Tracey's "Starless and Bible Black".
* Thorn later recalled: "We really believed in ourselves and that comes across in the sound. We'd finally got to the point where we realised what our strength was: the softness and warmth of my voice against urban beats; the warm and cold, the soft and hard contrast. We got it perfect on this record; it was our pop triumph."
* AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that the album was informed musically by trip hop and techno, albeit eschewing the "free-form song structures" traditionally associated with those genres.
* Treble writer Adam Blyweiss viewed it as a refinement of Everything but the Girl's earlier sophisti-pop sound that "replaced many of the duo's acoustics with reasonable digital facsimiles".
* Walking Wounded was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Kings Of Convenience – “Rocky Trail” Listen to Kings Of Convenience's first new song in 12 years
See more Kings Of Convenience, the Norwegian folk duo made up of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe, have just released their first new song in 12 years, “Rocky Trail.” It’s the lead single from their fourth album, which is called Peace Or Love and will be out in June — it’s their first since 2009’s Declaration Of Dependence. It comes on the heels of their debut album, Quiet Is The New Loud, turning 20 later this year.
“Rocky Trail” picks up right where they left off, with deftly picked and intricately layered acoustic guitars and a pastoral lilt. “I thought thought your shoes were good/ I thought they would take you to the end of any road,” they sing on it. “I thought your back was strong/ But I should have carried you to the top of the rocky trail.”