GIITTV: NEWS: Gary Numan announces new album ‘Savage: Songs from a Broken World’

Coming almost four years after his last album ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’, Gary Numan will release his 22nd album ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ on September 15th. The announcement comes shortly after the British electro pioneer was awarded the Inspiration Award for songwriting and composition at the Ivor Novellos.Listen to the first single ‘My Name Is Ruin’ here: http://ift.tt/2tnZ8Lq

‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ is an album with a “narrative that’s set in an apocalyptic, post-global warming Earth in the not-too-distant future. There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It’s a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.”

While Numan was writing the record, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. It made sense to make him and his climate decisions the catalyst for the apocalypse theme of the album.

“The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment,” explains Numan. “It’s about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, and some are haunted by what they’ve done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book, ultimately encourages religion to resurface, and it really goes downhill from there.”

The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numan’s own studio in LA, and in the UK. Numan and Fenton’s creative connection goes back to 2006’s ‘Jagged’. “Ade is not only extremely creative but ridiculously hard working, even in difficult circumstances,” says Numan. “It’s easy to discuss alternative ideas with him, he’s not precious about things and is always looking to make the music better, even if that means, on very rare occasions, undoing his own work and starting again.”

‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ will be released on CD, deluxe CD, double vinyl, cassette, digital and MFiT formats. ‘My Name Is Ruin’ is available as an instant download for fans who pre-order the album.

The tracklisting for the standard CD edition of ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ is:

1. ‘Ghost Nation’
2. ‘Bed Of Thorns’
3. ‘My Name Is Ruin’
4. ‘The End Of Things’
5. ‘And It All Began With You’
6. ‘When The World Comes Apart’
7. ‘Mercy’
8. ‘What God Intended’
9. ‘Pray For The Pain You Serve’
10. ‘Broken’

The vinyl format adds ‘If I Said’ (track 9) and ‘Cold’ (track 12) while ‘If I Said’ also features on the deluxe CD (track 10).

Gary Numan will embark upon a short run of UK dates next month before he hits the road in autumn for a major European tour that includes a London show at the O2 Academy Brixton. He’ll play the following shows:

July
27th – Liverpool, Clarence Dock
28th – Hull, Welly Club
29th – Leamington Spa, The Assembly
30th – Hertfordshire, Standon Calling

September
30th – Cardiff, Tramshed

October
2nd – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
3rd – Leeds, O2 Academy
5th – Bristol, Colston Hall
6th – Oxford, O2 Academy
7th – Nottingham, Rock City
9th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
10th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
11th – Birmingham, O2 Institute
13th – Manchester, Academy
14th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
16th – Brighton, Dome
17th – Norwich, UEA
18th – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
19th – Belgium, Leuven, Het Depot
20th – France, Paris, La Trabendo
21st – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
24th – Slovakia, Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
25th – Germany, Cologne, Essigfabrik
26th – Germany, Berlin, Columbiatheater
27th – Poland, Łódź, Soundedit

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