Suede will release their brand new studio album Night Thoughts on January 22nd. The album, which features a full string section, was produced by long-time Suede collaborator Ed Buller. It was recorded at SARM studios in London and ICP in Brussels.
Night Thoughts, which also has an accompanying film directed by Roger Sargent, will be available as CD, CD+DVD, special edition CD/DVD hardback bookset and 180g double gatefold LP (+ download code). Pre-Order HERE.
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The album will be premiered in two performances at London’s Roundhouse on November 13 and 14 where the group will play the album in its entirety whilst the film is shown behind them.
On directing the film for Suede, Roger Sargent said:
“Suede and I have crossed paths a few times over the years. I sneaked onstage for their ‘93 Glastonbury show to get photos for NME… more recently I was asked directly to do some of the photography for the last album. I was asked to pitch an idea for this film project…I really had no idea what they were wanting or expecting so I tried to write in the least self-conscious way possible.
The record deals with a lot of familial themes — life, death, love, anguish and despair; themes that are expanded upon in its visual companion, providing a study of how those elements affect the human psyche. It resonated with me for many reasons, not least because my mother passed away a few days after I started writing a story for the film. The film starts with a man drowning in the waters of a deserted beach at night, as he fights for life, his mind plays out the events that lead him to be there.”
**UPDATE – 29/10/15**
Suede will premiere the album in its entirety with two shows at London’s Roundhouse on the 13th and 14th November. During these performances the film, which accompanies the album, will be screened behind them.The band have also announced three extra tour dates for February 2016. At these shows the band will reprise their Roundhouse performances playing Night Thoughts in full with the film as the backdrop before moving on to a traditional set featuring hits, album tracks and B-sides.