Band's seventh album will also be accompanied by new feature film
Suede will release a new album, ‘Night Thoughts’, early next year.
The band’s seventh studio LP will be released on January 22, 2016. The LP, which will feature a full string section, was produced by the band’s long-time collaborator Ed Buller and was recorded in London and Brussels.
The tracklisting of the album is as follows:
‘When You Are Young’
‘I Don’t Know How To Reach You’
‘What I’m Trying To Tell You’
‘Learning To Be’
‘I Can’t Give Her What She Wants’
‘When You Were Young’
‘The Fur & The Feathers’
Watch a teaser trailer for the album below.
The album will also be accompanied by a full-length feature film from NME photographer Roger Sargent. Both the album and the film will be premiered in two shows at London’s Roundhouse on November 13 and 14, with the band set to play the LP in full while the film is shown behind them.
Speaking about the project, Sargent said: “Suede and I have crossed paths a few times over the years. I sneaked onstage for their ‘93 Glastonbury show to get photos for NME… more recently I was asked directly to do some of the photography for the last album.
“I was asked to pitch an idea for this film project… I really had no idea what they were wanting or expecting so I tried to write in the least self-conscious way possible. The record deals with a lot of familial themes — life, death, love, anguish and despair; themes that are expanded upon in its visual companion, providing a study of how those elements affect the human psyche. It resonated with me for many reasons, not least because my mother passed away a few days after I started writing a story for the film. The film starts with a man drowning in the waters of a deserted beach at night, as he fights for life, his mind plays out the events that lead him to be there.”
See a trailer for the film below.
Back in February, Suede picked up the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. Speaking to NME about the band’s legacy, Brett Anderson said: “I felt, before we reformed, that we’d gone off the radar a bit. And when we got back together we reminded people of what we did really well. I think there was a real re-evaulation of Suede as an artistic force.”
He added: “With ‘Bloodsports’ (2013 comeback album), we tried to make it compete with our best ever work. It’s very hard doing a comeback album when you haven’t made an LP for 10 years, because you can’t reinvent yourself – you have to look at what you’ve done best and solidify that. But it sent out a statement that we can still make great music.”