Titled Dive, it’s a four-track collection featuring three new songs (“A Distant Sun”, “Doods Brow”, “Obvious”) and the title track, which originally appeared on Home Counties. The English natives are also offering up a remix CD and 12-inch that comes with new “Dive” mixes helmed by the likes of Colorama & Shawn Lee, Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye and Matt Berry.
In a statement about “Dive” and “Obvious”, the band’s own Sarah Cracknell said:
“I started writing ‘Dive’ with Carwyn Ellis in early 2016, we’d worked on my solo album together and were on a bit of a roll. I love the final result, it reminds me of care free summer days growing up in Home Counties Windsor fooling around on the Thames.
My favourite song on the Dive EP is ‘Obvious’ which is about leaving your hometown and boomeranging back later in life. It’s something that didn’t happen to me but so many of my old friends have returned to Windsor or infact never left. I envy the fact that they meet up together in the same pubs we used to hang out in our teens. That would be a welcome treat right now as I’m missing my recently departed friend Mick Bund. This release is dedicated to him.”
To preview the forthcoming project, Saint Etienne have shared Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye’s reworking of “Dive”. Hear it below (via BrooklynVegan).
Along with the EP, September marks the beginning of Saint Etienne’s first US tour since 2012. Their full itinerary can be found here.
Dive EP Artwork:
Dive EP Tracklist (CD):
02. London Like A Distant Sun
03. Doods Brow
Dive Remixes Tracklist (CD):
01. Dive – Colorama & Shawn Lee Remix
02. Dive – Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remix
03. Dive – Matt Berry remix
Dive 12” Tracklist:
01. Dive – Edit
02. Dive – Colorama & Shawn Lee Remix
03. Dive – Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remix
04. Dive – Matt Berry remix