Watch Ian Brown pay tribute to ‘F.E.A.R.’ in new ‘First World Problems’ video

The track was released last week

Ian Brown has shared the video for his new single ‘First World Problems’, taken from his forthcoming new album ‘Ripples’.

The track was released last week (October 26) after posters advertising the song were spotted in Liverpool. This follows a similar pattern to when The Stone Roses plastered their iconic ‘Lemon Posters’ across Manchester in 2016 – before returning with new music and tour dates.

Now, Brown has shared the visual for the single, which harks to the video for his 2001 single ‘F.E.A.R.’ as Brown rides his bike backwards. You can watch both videos below.


The new video was directed by Brown himself and was shot in Dunham Massey, Stretford and Cornbrook.

‘First World Problems’ marks Brown’s first new material in nine years. He produced the new album ‘Ripples’, out March 1, 2019, as well as writing the majority of the tracks.

The LP also includes three songs co-written with his sons, plus covers of Barrington Levy’s ‘Black Roses’ and ‘Break Down The Walls’ by Mikey Dread.


The full tracklist is as follows:

‘First World Problems’
‘Black Roses’
‘Breathe And Breathe Easy (The Everness Of Now)’
‘The Dream And The Dreamer’
‘From Chaos To Harmony’
‘It’s Raining Diamonds’
‘Blue Sky Day’
‘Soul Satisfaction’
‘Break Down The Walls (Warm Up Jam)’

Last summer, rumours began to circulate that the Manchester legends’ show in Glasgow would be their last before comments made by Brown during the show seemed to confirm that the band had come to an end once again.

As the gig at Hampden Park drew to a close, Brown told the crowd: “Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy that it happened.”