Clean Air Hybrid Electric Bus

Writers - Tennant/Lowe
First released - 2024
Original album - bonus track on the Furthermore disc of the Japanese two-disc special edition of Nonetheless
Producer - Pet Shop Boys
Subsequent albums - (none)
Other releases - (none)

The Japanese release of the two-disc special edition of Nonetheless features this track as an extra track on its accompanying bonus Furthermore disc. Written in January 2015 and originally titled simply "Clean Air Hybrid," it was inspired by Neil having noticed—what else?—a clean air hybrid electric bus while taking a walk in New York City. He has described the recording as "a little bit psychedelic" and said that it would probably become a b-side at some point.

There's really not much to say about it. Essentially a synthpop instrumental, its only lyrics are "Clean air hybrid electric bus" and "Clean air, clean air, clean air, clean air," which Neil sings several times in a strangely casual, off-handed manner—not his usual style of singing at all. A very odd, slight track, relatively brief at only 3:04 in length, it's the kind of thing our musical heroes can dash off with minimal effort.

List cross-references