Zero 7, 'Simple Science': Exclusive Song Premiere

Listen to the title track from the U.K. group's upcoming EP.

British electrip-hop duo Zero 7 are coming back with a four-song EP, "Simple Science," due Aug. 18 via Make Records. The announcement of their first outing since 2010's "Record" also happens to coincide with the July 8 release of "1000 Forms of Fear" by Sia, the group's former vocalist.

In what sounds like a nod to last year's U.K. garage revival and house music standards' incorporation into seemingly all forms of music, the EP's title track departs from their downtempo earlier material, making a move toward the dance floor with skipping hi-hats, piano stabs, and a twinkling arpeggio. Australian singer Danny Pratt supplies the vocals, his easy falsetto textured with occasional background vocal stabs and generous amounts of delay. Listen to the track, premiering exclusively on Billboard.com, below:  

Of the EP, Zero 7's production masterminds Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns said in a statement, “We're really glad to let you know that we've got a couple more vinyl releases coming. We plan to put out two 12's, the first includes another track featuring the gorgeous Danny Pratt entitled 'Simple Science.' On the flip is a dub of an unreleased song called 'Red, Blue and Green.' 12" no. 2 includes previous digital release 'Take Me Away' featuring (the one and) 'Only Girl.' On the B side of this one is a track we knocked up after a long hang out at Block 9 at Glastonbury last year called 'U Know.'

“We hope you enjoy these next installments . . . and as always, massive thanks and we'll be back with more new material from the album proper in the Autumn . . . S & H x”