Gary Numan has released brand new single ‘Saints and Liars’, the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming new album Intruder.
‘Saints And Liars’ extends the album’s concept of the planet protesting and fighting back against mankind’s reckless occupation. Arriving towards the end of the narrative, the song exposes humanity’s hypocrisy as events reach the point of no return. If God and righteousness are so valued, how has this damage been allowed to happen?
Sonically, ‘Saints And Liars’ is infused with Numan’s ability to contrast the bleak with the beautiful. Industrial beats march with a mechanical intensity as destructed synths shimmer and then roar to the surface. Yet the counterpoint comes in the shape of a classically towering Numan hook along with bright, heavenly synths and eerie, textured backing vocals from the experimental electronica musician Gazelle Twin.
Listen to ‘Saints and Liars’ by Gary Numan on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
“Saints And Liars is the earth drawing attention to our blind faith in religion, in a fictitious God, who in reality does nothing for us, while at the same time abusing and destroying the planet, which does everything for us” says Numan.
Intruder is Gary’s 18th solo studio album and follows 2017’s Savage: Songs From A Broken World, which became his highest charting set in almost forty years when it debuted at #2 on the Official Albums Chart.
— Gary Numan (@numanofficial) March 29, 2021
Few artists continue to experiment with new sonic approaches and overarching conceptual themes so deep into their career, but Gary Numan has always been the type to break the mould. The synth-pop pioneer’s two recent singles ‘Intruder’ and ‘I Am Screaming’ have introduced the tone for his new album that follows on May 21.
They’ve been embraced with support at 6 Music from Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins, while eclectic editorial support has included everyone from NME and The Quietus in the UK to Brooklyn Vegan and Rolling Stone in the States.