Torsten In Queereteria is the third solo album by Andy Bell (Erasure) performing as alter-ego Torsten, a semi-immortal polysexual who is destined to love many, lose many and be haunted by bittersweet memories, due to his unnaturally elongated life. The album is released on April 12 through Cherry Red Records.
It’s a role Andy first took up at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival in 2014 in Torsten The Bareback Saint and a role reprised by him in the critically acclaimed 2016 follow up, Torsten The Beautiful Libertine, which enjoyed a sell-out four week run at London’s ‘Above The Stag’ Theatre.
Andy Bell Is Torsten is a unique collaboration between a singer (Andy Bell), a poet / playwright (Barney Ashton) and a musician (Christopher Frost). Their new album is structured around four separate themed ‘Acts’ which deal with different aspects of both Torsten’s life story and his self-realisation. As with previous Torsten albums, each song is designed as if a postcard insight into a particular hot-spot of memory.
Track listing is:
Act 1 : Remembrance, Youth and Beauty.
01 - A Hundred Years Plus Today
02 - You Stampede An Open Wound
03 - Lowland Lowriders
04 - I Am Of The Sea
Act 2 : The Hedonism And The Hurting.
05 - Cabaret Awayday
06 - Queereteria
07 - If We Want To Drink A Little
Act 3 : Bitter Regrets.
08 - Thou Shalt Be My Vibe
09 - Money With Menaces
10 - Let’s Be Sober Another Time
11 - Come And Taste My Breakdown
Act 4 : To Mourn And To Miss.
12 - To Know Good Men From Perverts
13 - We Hadn’t Slept For Twenty Years
14 - Silence Is Golden
15 - Not Opting Out