New Order’s New Album Says it Best: Music Complete
Music Mix Daily Staff
New Order have announced their 10th studio album, Music Complete, will be released on September 25th. The album comes as the first in over 10 years, following 2005’s Waiting for the Siren’s Call. The band is well-known and respected for its combination of electronic-dance and post-punk vibes. In the album-release statement, the band shared that their new album brings them back to a balance between the electronic and guitars, whereas before their albums had usually leaned one way or the other. Well known from the dance floor to the laid-back house party, New Order has even released a 30-second teaser from one of their new songs:
New Order have been making amazing rock music since 1980, when the members of the famous post-punk band, Joy Division, after the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. New Order has included the same members since then, including Joy Division’s Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, and Peter Hook. However, this is the first album on which Hook will not appear. Hook and the band have had an ongoing strife and it looks like, 25 years after New Order’s formation, it was time for Hook to move on.
Music Complete was produced by New Order, with support from Tom Rowlands of Chemical Brothers and Stuart Price. This sort of minimalism is not new to the band, who have been known to shun single track releases and avoid major advertising for all of their previous albums. The album’s artwork seems to fit their usual disdain for branding, as well:
The 11-track album includes serious sounding songs like “Singularity” and “Unlearn this Hatred“ alongside what comes across at first glance to be more jovial, such as the tune titled “Tutti Frutti.” We can’t wait to hear what’s in store for us – just seven weeks to go!