RELEASED: 20th May 2013
Second single from 'English Electr
ic' Described as 'very OMD' by Andy McCluskey, the gritty yet sufficiently catchy 'Dresden' was selected as the second single from 2013 album 'English Electric', and released as an EP in May of the same year.
The main B-side was the 'Atomic Ranch'-esque 'Time Burns', although four remixes of the A-side (including one by John Foxx and the Maths) were also included.

Despite the war-related title (Dresden is a German city that suffered significant bomb damage caused by Allied forces during World War Two), McCluskey insisted that the song is in fact about a failed relationship, and that the militaristic, violent lyrics ('torn the children far away/burned the house where they once played/this terrifying wall of pain/is pouring down upon me once again') simply act as a metaphor for how painful it is to lose someone you love.
A cartoon-style video was also made to accompany the track, and was the group's first video since 1993's 'Stand Above Me' to heavily feature the band members themselves playing their respective instruments.
Their faces are not shown completely in the video, however; they are instead depicted as dark silhouettes against various flashing, neon and generally surreal backgrounds, emphasising the powerful messages behind the song's lyrics and the in-your-face nature of the melody and main synth line. ------------
'Dresden' EP Tracklist:
1) Dresden (Single Version)
2) Time Burns
3) Dresden (John Foxx and The Maths Remix)
4) Dresden (Mike Jolly's Architectural Remix)
5) Dresden (Bounce Darkside Remix)
6) Dresden (Zebra and Snake Remix) (iTunes Bundle Exclusive)

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