While we wait for the proper follow-up to Daughter's excellent second album Not To Disappear, we can bring you the great news that their singer Elena Tonra has announced a solo album under the moniker Ex:Re (pronounced "ex ray"). Even better news: the self-titled album will be out this Friday, November 30th.

Tonra says of the record "Although the record is written for someone, a lot of the time it's about the space without that person in it. In every scenario, there's either the person in memory or the noticeable absence of that person in the present moment. I suppose it is a break-up record, however I do not talk about the relationship at all, and he hardly features in the scenes. He is only felt as a ghostly presence."

The "ghostly presence" can be felt in the lead single 'Romance', a song that is underscored by muted thuds and woollen synth as though it's being heard by someone in the middle of a dancefloor feeling completely numb to everything around them. Tonra's voice is crystalline and confessional as ever, running through a series of happenstances, images and revelations that led to the demise of her relationship, until she gives in and professes "romance is dead and done." 'Romance' continues down its trance-like path for nearly 7 minutes, but as subtle instrumentation drifts into the picture we remain compelled, magnetised by Tonra's central figure as she continues to dance on heedlessly, batting away her insecurities as she is determined to shimmy onwards through life, come what may.

Check out 'Romance' below, along with a video of Tonra dancing in a misty club (directed by Antonia Luxem).

Ex:Re's debut self-titled album will see release digitally this Friday, November 30th, through 4AD. The debut Ex:Re gig is also this week on Wednesday, 28th November at London's Hoxton Hall - tickets here.