U.K. new-wave band Modern English, widely known for their 1982 hit “I Melt With You,” have announced a new album in the works: Take Me to the Trees, slated for release on Feb. 24, 2017.
The group has broken up and reunited several times over the course of their history, always revamping the lineup. But in 2010, they brought back all the original members—hailing from when the band wasn’t yet called Modern English, but The Lepers—and started touring and writing music again together.
The last album the band put out with this lineup was 1986’s Stop Start. Some of these guys hadn’t seen each other in more than 20 years, but when they got together again, “It was like the intervening years hadn’t happened,” bassist Michael Conroy said in a statement. “The old songs still sounded as good.”
Singer Robbie Grey said that they started doing “some from jamming in a room, like we used to do. We looked at each other, just laughing. It was amazing.”
have also shared the first song off Take Me to the Trees, the dark and upbeat “You’re Corrupt.” Listen to that below, and further down, check out the band’s 1984 performance of “I Melt With You” at the Ritz in New York City via the Paste Cloud.