Across four decades Tracey Thorn’s songs and writing have offered up a clear-eyed woman’s view of the immediate world around her; from the acerbic teen love songs of her first early-eighties band Marine Girls, through sixteen years as one half of articulate multi-million-selling duo Everything But The Girl to her recent acclaimed memoirs and journalism.
This year she released her first solo album of entirely original material for seven years, titled Record. Tracey has described the album as “nine feminist bangers” and it includes collaborations with the likes of Warpaint, Shura and Corinne Bailey Rae. She says that “Record’ represents that sense of liberation that comes in the aftermath, from embarking on a whole new ‘no fucks given’ phase of life.”
In this episode of Talk The Line, Tracey tells Jen Long about the long walks she takes around her hometown of London.