The band use The Boss' bleak masterpiece 'Nebraska' as a template...
There has been much speculation over the future of the Manic Street Preachers, as they release their Greatest Hits compilation ‘Forever Delayed’ later this month (October 28).
However, Bradfield said that they will “definitely” start writing new songs.
“Nick has got about 14 lyrics,” he told Scottish television show Scotland Today. “We’ve always wanted to do an album like ‘Nebraska’, by Bruce Springsteen, where everything is quite cold, and just black and white. I just kinda like the idea of doing that. All these lyrics Nick’s got stocked up have got a brief. So, we’re definitely going to start writing for another album.”
On its release in 1982, ‘Nebraska’ was a change for Bruce Springsteen in that it was recorded only with a simple guitar. The content of the songs are regarded as his most challenging and emotionally dark.