Pet Shop Boys released pre-order info for their new single “Thursday” on Facebook today. The single features British rapper Example and is set to be released on Nov. 4. A music video for the track made its debut earlier in the week. The song comes from Pet Shop Boys hit album "Electric."
“Thursday” will be released on CD and in a digital bundle that includes the album version, a Tensnake remix and two new songs called “No More Ballads” and “Odd Man Out.” A 12-inch single will also be released that will include the album version, the Tensnake remix and an exclusive main remix by Eddie Amador. The shorter length of these releases should make this the first single from "Electric" that will be eligible for the UK singles chart.
Pet Shop Boys’ vocalist Neil Tennant told Electronic Beats about the song, “It’s great. So for ages we had a Nicki Minaj sample on this track. And then Stuart revealed he was working with Example, who is, amongst other things, a rapper.”
Producer Stuart price added in the same interview, “I think we just thought it’s a slightly unexpected combination, which normally leads to something pretty good. Sometimes you go with the obvious and you end up, not really getting above it. Example was just quite an unusual choice. But he, I think he just understood that; it’s just that got more Sugarhill direction.”