Video: Pet Shop Boys, “Vocal”


Like all transcendent moments in electronic music, this new video from legends Pet Shop Boys could make us dance and cry at the very same time. "Vocal" is a loving ode and look back to the euphoria of the dance floor, something the electronic duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe know a lot about since starting PSB in 1981, and the video is a bittersweet, sepia-toned collection of raw footage from the UK rave scene of the late 1980s. The boys have always been wistful and a bit nostalgic (check out 1990's anthem for lost youth "Being Boring" if you feel like cry-dancing some more), but as we found out when we interviewed them last year, the passing of time is both happy and sad for them, and "Vocal" seems a direct response to that complicated emotion. They'll have a new album out Electric later this summer. (via Towleroad)

For more on Pet Shop Boys, read our 2012 interview with the duo.

Video: Pet Shop Boys, “Vocal”