Erasure – The Neon

Billed as a return to the optimistic pop sounds of their past, there’s very little point arguing that Neon does anything other than what a classic Erasure album should; namely combine upbeat dance floor/pop synths with golden vocals about living for the moment.  Demonstrated clearly by opener, and lead single, ‘Hey Now’ as well on standouts ‘Diamond Lies’ ((‘live any second as if it might be the last, we could go up any second cause life is a blast’) and ‘What a sight for sore eyes’ the Erasure team stand out when creating perfectly constructed three minute pop hits.  We may not have the dance floors to visit during lockdown, but if pop is about constructing virtual worlds, we can all imagine them through this record.