Band tweet about new track 'Four Lonely Roads', recorded with Welsh singer

Manic Street Preachers have revealed that they are working on a new song called ‘Four Lonely Roads’ with Cate Le Bon.

The band posted the latest update from their recording studio, where they are holed up working on their next studio album, earlier today (March 28). The status update reads: “The brilliant Cate Le Bon has given us a stunning vocal on a new Manics track-Four Lonely Roads-her voice is so pure+beautiful. Very excited.”

Cate Le Bon is a Welsh solo singer who released her third solo album ‘Cyrk’ in 2012. She previously worked alongside Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals on his Neon Neon project.

The Manics have been keeping fans up to date with the progress of their new album via their official Twitter. On February 18, they tweeted: “MSP were in the great Hansa Studios in January with Alex Silva (who recorded ‘The Holy Bible’ with us). Berlin was inspirational,” later adding: “Sean been playing a french horn in the studio today – sounding wonderful.”

The Welsh band confirmed they were working on the album back in November 2012, although frontman James Dean Bradfield admitted he was struggling to come up with a title for the record, which will be their 11th studio effort.

A headline slot from Manic Street Preachers at Festival No 6 in September has already been confirmed. The band will perform at the Portmeirion event, which takes place between September 13–15, joining James Blake, Everything Everything, I Am Kloot, AlunaGeorge, Laura Mvula, Dutch Uncles, Jagwar Ma, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs, Clinic and Mount Kimbie on the line-up.