Following on from the release of their much-loved 2018 LP 'Resistance Is Futile', Manic Street Preachers have now announced their plans for a new studio album, arriving later this year.
The new full-length 'The Ultra Vivid Lament' will feature guest appearances from Mark Lanegan and Sunflower Bean's Julia Cumming, is being previewed by the new lead single 'Orwellian', and is set to be released on the 3rd September via Columbia/Sony Records.
Speaking about the new offering, the band said, "The track is about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within debate, the overriding sense of factional conflict driven by digital platforms leading to a perpetual state of culture war. As with many songs on the record, it was written on the piano by James Dean Bradfield. Musically, it echoes ABBA, the majesty of Alan Rankine’s playing in the Associates and Talk Talk’s "It’s My Life" with a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo. It felt like the perfect sonic and lyrical introduction to The Ultra Vivid Lament."
Check out 'Orwellian' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
'The Ultra Vivid Lament' Tracklist:
Still Snowing In Sapporo
The Secret He Had Missed
Quest For Ancient Colour
Don't Let The Night Divide Us
Into The Waves Of Love
Blank Diary Entry
Happy Bored Alone