Everything But the Girl — the prolific pop duo of Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt best known for their 1994 club hit “Missing” — have returned today (April 21st) with Fuse, their first studio album in 24 years.
The English music duo went on an amicable, indefinite hiatus in 2000, choosing to go out on a natural high note. Their re-emergence appears to have come about just as organically: “Ironically the finished sound of the new album was the last thing on our mind when we started in March 2021,” Thorn said in a press release. “Of course, we were aware of the pressures of such a long-awaited comeback, so we tried to begin instead in a spirit of open-minded playfulness, uncertain of the direction, receptive to invention.”
Watt adds: “It was exciting. A natural dynamism developed. We spoke in short-hand, and little looks, and co-wrote instinctively. It became more than the sum of our two selves. It just became Everything But the Girl on its own.”
See where “Missing” landed on our 2016 list of the best one-hit wonders of all time.
01. Nothing Left to Lose
02. Run a Red Light
03. Caution to the Wind
04. When You Mess Up
05 .Time and Time Again
06. No One Knows We’re Dancing
09. Interior Space