SUEDE – ” Autofiction “

Posted: May 26, 2022 in MUSIC

Suede will release their ninth studio album, “Autofiction”, in September. The album sees the band apparently ditching the grandeur and concepts of the last two records and going ‘back to basics’, with frontman Brett Anderson describing “Autofiction” as “our punk record. No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and fuck-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess.”

The first single ‘She Still Leads Me On’, The song is written from Brett to his late mother and lyrically “Autofiction” is described as “one of Anderson’s most personal records yet”. The album was recorded in Konk studios in North London. Ed Buller returns as producer after Suede worked with Alan Moulder for the “The Blue Hour“.

Standard formats for the album are CD, black gatefold vinyl and indies grey gatefold vinyl. The official artist shop (US fans have their own shop) offers a clear vinyl variant, signed bundles and a deluxe box set that gathers CD, clear vinyl along with “stencil, postcards, poster and signed setlist”. Not quite as impressive as 2018’s “The Blue Hour” box, it has to be said, which offered exclusive instrumentals on CD, a unique song on seven-inch and a DVD with band commentary.

An exclusive 12-inch EP of ‘She Still Leads Me On’, is available on all bundles in the Suede shop (although not in the US). This includes non-album bonus tracks ‘The Prey’, ‘Days Like Dead Months’, and ‘The Sadness In You, The Sadness In Me’. If you ordered the bundle yesterday after the 12-inch sold out you will still get the 12-inch EP for the sake of fairness, etc. So that’s very good news!

My request is fulfilled now with new piece “That Boy On The Stage”.
Like the other 2 tracks, this one has a huge anthemic euphony. Bring on
the album.

Suede are to play a couple of dates at London’s Electric Ballroom on 5th & 6th October and ordering from their shop does get you access to pre-sale tickets.

Autofiction” will be released on 16th September via BMG.

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