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Old 19-08-2020, 19:07
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Album 14

Since we're starting to get a few titbits in the last few interviews...

NME 17/08/20

“We’ve written one really brilliant Manics song called ‘Orwellian’,” Wire told NME. “We’ve demoed that and it feels like a bit of a signpost to where we’re going. It’s got a bit of an ‘If You Tolerate This’ retro-futurism about it. It’s our shining light at the moment.”

Asked about the sound of their new material, Wire revealed: “It’s very broad – it feels like an expansive record. ‘Resistance Is Futile’ certainly felt more tight and ‘pop’ in a Manics sense. Everything was really melodic and concise. This album just feels broader. It’s got a wider landscape, sonically. It’s early days, but ‘Orwellian’ feels like the one track to guide us. I wouldn’t call it a directly political song, but it has that element of the times that we live in.”

He added: “Lyrically, I’m just working things out. Since losing both my parents, I’ve been kind of overwhelmed at that situation. There’s a deep-rooted sadness and melancholia that overhangs everything.”
JDB on Times Radio 18/08/20

"The one thing Nick didn't want to do was write a lockdown record, we don't want to come out of this singing about lockdown, we just didn't want to do that. And this song [Orwellian] was kinda finished before lockdown, and I think it pulls that trick of having a very distopian's like a cheerful funeral march, it's uplifting but the lyrics are somewhat it's that trick of having the ambition to make you feel melancholic glee like ABBA, but really it's taking you down a road with Nick Cave dressed as the reaper."
JDB on Rough Trade Edit Podcast 19/08/20

"We're 6 songs in now, and the titles are rocking and that's always the good sign...and the titles Nick has given me from his lyrics are just bang on...and we're back in the studio to do some more demos tomorrow."
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