This is the first single from the new album by electronic pop trio Zoot Woman.
Producer Stuart Price, who has previously worked with Madonna and Pet Shop Boys, and brothers Johnny and Adam Blake met at school in Reading.
They formed Zoot Woman in 2001 and released a debut album called Living In A Magazine. It was hailed as one of the most important forerunners of modern electronic pop music. After their initial success, they went on to release a further two albums.
Their fourth album – called Star Climbing – will be released on 1 September 2014 and the new track is something of a teaser.
The track – Don’t Tear Yourself Apart – is “inspired by the need for hope when things feel dark,” say the record label Embassy One. It is simple, minimal music and was written on an old Casio synthesizer and 909 drum machine.
“It’s a song for when you’re completely lost, but you’ve got someone telling you everything’s going to be alright,” says Adam Blake.
Check it out on Soundcloud.
Don’t Tear Yourself Apart is released on 18 August 2014.