Reunited Britpop outfit Suede have returned with their first official release in 10 years. “Barriers” is the premiere export off the Mercury Music Prize-winning collective’s forthcoming album, Bloodsports, due out March. It’s a positive floater that spins around in a romantic haze.
“After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it’s finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could,” frontman Brett Anderson explained in a press release. “‘Barriers’ isn’t the first single but we are proud of it enough just to chuck it out there and thought that it’s pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely.”
While there’s no tracklisting or an exact release date just yet, Anderson goes on to note that Bloodsports is “about lust, it’s about the chase, it’s about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we’ve ever made but certainly the most satisfying. It’s ten furious songs for me have reclaimed from ourselves what Suede was always about; drama, melody and noise.”
Currently, the band is scheduled to perform a one-off gig at London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday, March 30th. Tickets are on sale here.