’80s icons New Order have unveiled new single ‘Be A Rebel’, their first new track since 2015’s album, Music Complete.
The track was originally planned as a release ahead of the band’s tour this autumn, but with live shows on hold and their dates re-scheduled to 2021, the band felt it important to share new music with fans.
With a message to celebrate ourselves and appreciate what we have, even in hard times, ‘Be A Rebel’ is an uplifting, dreamy cut of New Order synth pop.
Listen to ‘Be A Rebel’ by New Order on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
“In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy it… until we meet again.” says lead vocalist Bernard Sumner.
New Order will also release the definitive collection of their 1983 studio album Power,
Corruption & Lies via Warner Music on 2 October 2020. The box set will be
accompanied by individual releases of the four 12” vinyl singles from 1983/1984 that
didn’t appear on the original album, beginning with the best-selling 12” of all time, ‘Blue
Monday’, followed by ‘Confusion’, ‘Thieves Like Us’ and ‘Murder’.
Our new single ‘Be a Rebel’ is out now. Pre-order the limited edition vinyl and stream now >> https://t.co/uvWpb6wmW2
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Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk unit Joy Division, New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most acclaimed bands of the 1980s.
Embracing the electronic textures and disco rhythms of the underground club culture many years in advance of its contemporaries, the group’s pioneering fusion of new wave aesthetics and dance music successfully bridged the gap between the two worlds, creating a distinctively thoughtful and oblique brand of synth pop appealing equally to the mind, body, and soul.