Hurts announce new album title and release date

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'Surrender' was co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and will be released in October

Electronic pop duo Hurts have announced that they’ll release their third album ‘Surrender’ on October 9.

The pair – Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson – unveiled new single ‘Some Kind Of Heaven’ last month (May 28), describing it as “the beginning of a bold odyssey”. Now, they’ve confirmed the title and release date of their upcoming LP, which will follow on from their 2013 album ‘Exile’ and 2010 debut ‘Happiness’. The album was produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers) and Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend).

SEE MORE: NME Review Of Hurts second album ‘Exile’

The ‘Surrender’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Surrender’
‘Some Kind of Heaven’
‘Why’
‘Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Us’
‘Rolling Stone’
‘Lights’
‘Slow’
‘Kaleidoscope’
‘Wings’
‘Wish’

The band spoke about their new album in an interview last year, saying: “We always try to make an album that covers all points of interest and I think that we’re developing. Doing these two records and pushing it to the extreme in a pop sense with a song like ‘Stay’ and then turning around and doing the opposite, we now know the boundaries in which we exist.”

“Considering the types of song we wrote on our second record, we go in the direction of a song like ‘The Crow’ for instance, which is like a Tarintino-esque mid-Western American sound, or we could go down the route of a song like ‘The Road’ which is very Nine Inch Nails or we could go the opposite way entirely and make a huge pop record but I guess that it will always fit with us,” singer Theo Hutchcraft told Gigwise.

Hurts play the following live shows this week:

London Scala (June 16)
Berlin Lido (18)

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