- 24 May 22
Autofiction will be out September 16, listen to it's new lead single 'She Still Leads Me On'
Today, London's Suede have returned with the announcement of Autofiction, their ninth studio album. The new record is due for release September 16 via BMG. They have also revealed the album's gorgeous lead single ‘She Still Leads Me On’, available to stream now below.
"Autofiction is our punk record," says singer Brett Anderson, "No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and fuck-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess."
Tonight, Suede will debut ‘She Still Leads Me On’ live during a headline performance at Brussels’ Cirque Royal. Fans can livestream the performance here from 21:00 BST.
“Autofiction has a natural freshness, it's where we want to be,” says Brett Anderson.
Where Suede want to be is, in a way, the place they were 30 years ago when they first began - living as a band that thrives in the raw sensations of creating music.
“When we were rehearsing and writing this record it was this sheer, physical rush. That thing where you're hanging on for dear life,” says bassist Mat Osman.
Autofiction, sees the long-running band turn towards their formative years. It welcomes the return of long-time producer Ed Buller who has collaborated with the band since their debut. Their premiere single ‘The Drowners’ sees its 30th anniversary this month.
'She Still Leads Me On’ is a soaring rock ballad written from Brett to his late mother. It is pulled from what is set to be Anderson’s most personal record to date. It was inspired by the reflective writing process of acclaimed memoirs Coal Black Mornings and Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn. These biographies gave Brett a newfound perspective on himself as a performer and singer in the public eye.
This album will be a much anticipated followup to 2018’s UK Top 5 charting album The Blue Hour.
Listen to 'She Still Leads Me On' below.