SUEDE – ” 15 Again “

Posted: August 7, 2022 in MUSIC

Suede are about to release a new album, “Autofiction”, on September 16th via BMG Records. The band shared its second single, “15 Again.” In a press release, frontman Brett Anderson describes it as “a song about falling in love with life for the first time.” Previously Suede had shared the album’s first track, “She Still Leads Me On,”.

The Britpop originators and survivors legally have to go by the name The London Suede in America, thanks to an American jazz singer also named Suede. Longtime collaborator Ed Buller, who has produced many of the band’s albums, including their first three, produced “Autofiction“. The album is first in many years and is the follow-up to 2018’s The Blue Hour.

Suede—Brett Anderson (vocals), Mat Osman (bass), Simon Gilbert (drums), Richard Oakes (guitars), and Neil Codling (keyboards)—began the album in a rehearsal studio in the Kings Cross area of London.

“Autofiction” is our punk record,” Anderson said in a previous press release. “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. “Autofiction” has a natural freshness, it’s where we want to be,” Anderson added.

“When we were rehearsing and writing this record it was this sheer, physical rush,” said Osman. “That thing where you’re hanging on for dear life.”

“She Still Leads Me On” is about Anderson’s mother and the lyrics to “Autofiction” as a whole were fuelled by Anderson’s two acclaimed autobiographies, 2018’s Coal Black Mornings and 2019’s Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn.

Suede initially broke-up in 2003 following the release of their poorly received fifth album, 2002’s “A New Morning“. They reformed in 2010 and made a full on comeback in 2013 with the release of “Bloodsports”, which was their first new album in over a decade and was very well-received by critics. That was followed by 2016’s “Night Thoughts” and 2018’s “The Blue Hour“. This makes “Autofiction” the band’s fourth album since reforming and ninth album overall (not counting 1997’s two-disc B-sides collection “Sci-Fi Lullabies“).

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