Track Of The Week: Manic Street Preachers – Orwellian

Manic Street Preachers by Alex Lake

Manic Street Preachers by Alex Lake

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Manic Street Preachers have our editor’s pick of the week’s new tracks after returning with news of a new album, single and UK tour.

Orwellian has been described by the band as, ‘about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within debate, the overriding sense of factional conflict driven by digital platforms leading to a perpetual state of culture war’.

“As with many songs on the record, it was written on the piano by James Dean Bradfield. Musically, it echoes ABBA, the majesty of Alan Rankine’s playing in the Associates and Talk Talk’s It’s My Life with a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo.”

“It felt like the perfect sonic and lyrical introduction to The Ultra Vivid Lament.”

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