'Simon Says Dance' is the second single to be taken from Nancy Elizabeth's new album, Dancing. A radically different single version of the song adds drums and a bassline to the more stately piano-led, percussion-free album version.
You can download the track for free from Nancy's Bandcamp or stream via The Guardian's premiere.
"'Simon Says Dance' was an accidental song," says Nancy. "I was messing around with that piano line in the middle of the night, after I'd been out dancing the night before."
Originally written for a more experimental side-project that Nancy had been tinkering with, the song eventually mutated into the single version, and finally into the stripped down version that appears on the album. "The rhythmic version didn't seem to make sense in the context of the album," she adds, "but I didn't want to lose either version, to I decided to release both!"
Dancing, Nancy's third album, is released on May 20 and Nancy has announced a tour in June to promote the record. Full details of the shows, also including an appearance at this year's Beacons Festival, can be found at the bottom of this email.
The dates in full:
17 May - Baronial Hall, Chetham's School Of Music, MANCHESTER (with Magic Arm)
20 June - Leaf, LIVERPOOL
21 June - Cube Cinema, BRISTOL (with Directorsound)
23 June - Exeter Phoenix, EXETER
25 June - The Glad Café, GLASGOW (with Mike Hastings)
26 June - The Adelphi, HULL
27 June - The Dog, COVENTRY
28 June - The Dalston Victoria, LONDON (with Dan Haywood)
29 June - South Street Arts Centre, READING
30 June - International Anthony Burgess Foundation, MANCHESTER (with Dan Haywood)
10 July - Howard Assembly Room, LEEDS (with Nils Frahm)