The Britpop titans of Suede will release their first new record in over a decade. The band’s sixth studio album, Bloodsports, will be released in March—that’s about 20 years after the release of the group’s 1993 self-titled debut.
Frontman Brett Anderson dropped some alluring hints about the new album to NME last week:
“It’s about lust, it’s about the chase, it’s about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we’ve ever made but certainly the most satisfying. Its 10 furious songs for me have reclaimed from ourselves what Suede was always about; drama, melody and noise.”
In the meantime, the group is giving away the pulsing, starry-eyed new track “Barriers” as a free download via its website, or you can stream it, below. The band also announced details of a comeback gig at London’s Alexandra Palace on March 30, to coincide with the release of Bloodsports.