The new Suede album has a name. And a release date. And an accompanying film.
The British rock band today announced seventh studio album Night Thoughts, which will be released on January 22, 2016. The record is the follow-up to acclaimed 2013 comeback album Bloodsports, and will accompanied by a feature film directed by photographer and documentarian Roger Sargent, who recently worked on the Libertines’ There Are No Innocent Bystanders. The film will be part of a special DVD album package.
“I was asked to pitch an idea for this film project,” Sargent says, via DIY Magazine. “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.”
Though Suede did not reveal the album’s first single, it did release a 66-second teaser video with orchestral, atmospheric music slightly reminiscent of Dog Man Star closer “The Still Life” and the band’s live show intro music from the mid-’90s. The song used in the trailer, which you can watch below, is an extended cut of last week’s first teaser clip. At the very end, a female voice sings “la la la” as it fades out. Watch them burn, below.
The new Suede material will get its global premiere during two appearances at London’s Roundhouse on November 13 and 14. Night Thoughts will be played in its entirety and against the backdrop of the film. Tickets go on sale September 11.
Check out the track listing, album art, and teaser trailer below. Pre-order Night Thoughts in various formats here.
Suede, Night Thoughts track listing
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