Manic Street Preachers have shared ‘Distant Colours’, the latest single from their upcoming new album ‘Resistance Is Futile’.
Recorded at their new HQ of ‘Door To The River’ Studios near Newport, ‘Resistance Is Futile’ has been described as “widescreen melancholia”. The follow-up to the acclaimed companion albums of the acoustic-led ‘Rewind The Film‘ and the eclectic ‘Futurology‘, it will be released via Columbia/Sony on April 13, 2018 – and can be pre-ordered here.
‘Distant Colours’ is an anthemic cut, and comes paired with a striking, stunning new video. Check out both the track and video below.
Speaking about the new album, and their previous remarks that there may never be another Manics record, Nicky Wire recently told NME: “There’s a dystopian feel to a lot of things. I’ve barricaded myself in a bit to find a lot of inspiration. I don’t know if you get the time to let it happen naturally any more. I don’t want to be bombarded in a vacuum that I can’t explain.”
“I was ravaged with doubt. I spend a lot of my time being ravaged my doubt. I don’t know if it’s an age thing. You just always think that you’re one step away from going wrong or questioning your relevance. I wish I could be as supremely confident as I was when i was 19 – or as deluded, whichever it was. I just don’t feel that way any more. Apart from us three being in the studio trying to create something that will give people as much stimulation as it gives us. That’s what holds us together and drives us.”