Pet Shop Boys have shared a new and unreleased song which was initially rejected by Bananarama.
singer Neil Tennant explained how the title of the song, ‘One Way Street’, was inspired by a book written by famous philosopher Walter Benjamin. Tennant later admitted that he’d never actually read the book.
Anyway, speaking to the BBC, the 63-year-old explained how the band came to the decision to release the track years later:”We offered it to Bananarama, who were making a new album,” he said. “We gave it to them and they rejected it!
“The reason we didn’t put it out was because I thought the metaphor of a one way street – that something was predestined – was maybe a bit contrived. But listening to it all these years later it’s very catchy.”
You can make your own mind up by giving it a listen on the Beeb, here.