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New Tracey Thorn digital EP - "You Are a Lover" - available now!

New Tracey Thorn digital EP -

Today, we are releasing Tracey Thorn's new digital EP You are a Lover via our usual digital outlets including iTunesAmazon, and the Merge store

The Merge store version includes a free set of five JPG wallpapers created specifically for iPhone (320x480), iPad (1024x1024), along with monitor resolutions 1280x800, 1680x1050, and 1920x1200.  The iPad version is available for free to test out, all others only available with purchase exclusively in the Merge store.

The You Are a Lover EP was originally released as a limited-edition Record Store Day UK 10-inch on green vinyl. There are a few UK import 10-inches available in the Merge store in addition to the digital version.

The You Are A Lover EP kicks off with a brand new remix of the title track (pulled from Tracey's acclaimed recent album Love And Its Opposite) by hotly-tipped electronic chop-pop specialists, Clock Opera.

"Guy Connelly has a great voice, and I just like what he does with sounds, cutting things up and clipping them together," says Tracey of the Clock Opera frontman. "Their song "Once and For All" was probably my favourite track of last year. There's always a very human emotional element to their music, alongside the clockwork-y sounds. Perfect to remix me I thought, and Guy even sings some extra backing vocals on the remix!"

The EP also includes the stark original album version of "You Are A Lover" written by Hungarian gothic pop duo, The Unbending Trees, with whom Tracey collaborated in 2008.

"I ended up singing on their debut album after Ben signed them," continues Tracey. "I then chose to record their song "You Are A Lover" for Love and Its Opposite. It was recorded in Ewan Pearson's demo studio in Berlin. It was at the end of a day of recording ideas for songs. I wanted to capture a version of this and then decide how to do it. I plugged in my electric guitar and did the vocal at the same time. Because the studio is tiny, Ewan was sitting right beside me, trying not to cough or make his chair creak. It was slightly tense, but also had that end of the day relaxed feeling. Ewan thought it was only a demo but as soon as I'd finished it I knew I'd want to keep that version."

To round off the release, the EP also features another cover version - Sufjan Stevens' "Sister Winter" - that was originally offered as a free Christmas download for fans in December and is now available on vinyl for the first time, but it nearly never saw the light of day at all.

"I'd recorded it last summer, again with Ewan in Berlin, intending to put out maybe a brand new Christmas single," says Tracey picking up the story. "Halfway through the recording though my Mum was taken very ill and I had to fly home to England. The project got shelved, the track half-finished. Then in November I suddenly thought it would be nice to mark Christmas in some way, and I asked Ewan to finish off and mix what we had recorded. I'm really happy in retrospect that we managed to salvage something so lovely and positive from that sad and difficult time last year."

The new You Are a Lover EP is available now via digital download at iTunes, Amazon and the Merge store. The Merge store version includes a free set of five JPG wallpapers created specifically for iPhone (320x480), iPad (1024x1024), along with monitor resolutions 1280x800, 1680x1050, and 1920x1200.  The iPad version is available for free to test out, all others only available with purchase exclusively in the Merge store.

You Are a Lover EP track listing:
1. You Are a Lover (Clock Opera Remix)
2. You Are a Lover (Album version)
3. Sister Winter (Sufjan Stevens cover)