Tre anni dopo ‘Resistance Is Futile’ i gallesi tornano con il nuovo album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ anticipato dal singolo ‘Orwellian’. Il capitolo numero quattordici di una splendida carriera sarà fuori il 3 settembre via Columbia/Sony. Sul primo brano la band racconta: “The track is about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within debate, the overriding sense of factional conflict driven by digital platforms leading to a perpetual state of culture war. As with many songs on the record, it was written on the piano by James Dean Bradfield. Musically, it echoes ABBA, the majesty of Alan Rankine’s playing in the Associates and Talk Talk’s ‘It’s My Life’ with a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo. It felt like the perfect sonic and lyrical introduction to The Ultra Vivid Lament”.
Secondo singolo ‘The Secret He Had Missed’ con la presenza di Julia Cumming dei Sunflower Bean.