New Order Shares “Restless,” First Single From Forthcoming New Album

Music Complete Due Out September 25 via Mute

Jul 28, 2015
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New Order had previously announced last month that on September 25 they would release Music Complete, their first studio album in a decade, first for their new label Mute, and first not to feature founding member Peter Hook (but it sees the return of founding member Gillian Gilbert). Now they have finally shared the album's first single, "Restless," which is also the album's opening track. The song is vintage New Order in all the best ways possible, retaining their classic guitar sound. But it also sounds just modern enough. It's basically all you could hope for from a 35-year-old band.

"Restless" doesn't feature any of the album's high profile guest vocalists: Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop, and La Roux's Elly Jackson. Instead Bernard Sumner takes lead vocals on a song that's seems to be about always wanting more in our over-stimulated modern world. "I want a nice car, a girlfriend who's as pretty as a star," Sumner sings. But then Sumner asks, "How much do you need?" "It's not hopeless if you take less," Sumner eventually concludes in the song's last lines. Check out "Restless" below, followed by the band's upcoming European tour dates.

New Order European Tour Dates:

4 Nov - Paris, Casino de Paris
6 Nov - Brussels, Ancienne Belgique - SOLD OUT
8 Nov - Stockholm, Annexet
11 Nov - Berlin, Tempodrom
16 Nov - London, Brixton Academy - SOLD OUT
17 Nov - London, Brixton Academy
19 Nov - Glasgow, Academy
21 Nov - Liverpool, Olympia - SOLD OUT
24 Nov - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
2 Dec - Manchester, Warehouse Project - SOLD OUT
3 Dec - Manchester, Warehouse Project



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