Manic Street Preachers premiere new track ‘International Blue’

The song is the first preview of the Welsh rockers upcoming album 'Resistance is Futile'.
Manic Street Preachers have shared a lyric video for a new song, titled ‘International Blue’.

It’s the first preview from the band’s recently announced 13th studio album. The aptly titled ‘Resistance is Futile’ will be released on April 6th and is followed by UK arena tour.

Watch the lyric video in the player below

“I just wanted to make a great Manic Street Preachers driving song; something that evoked the heat haze you see on empty open roads in America. I wanted to channel a Springsteen/War on Drugs sensibility, but through our European filter. Sometimes, aiming for a feeling is enough to make it work” singer James Dean Bradfield said.

“I’d been digesting the lyric for five years, since being in Nice and finally joining the dots between Yves Klein’s International Klein Blue and the vast open blue of the Mediterranean Sea. It was a moment of connection that felt perfectly natural – not forced or intellectualised. A different kind of enrichment that feels increasingly difficult to find. The track itself is carried by the kind of naïve energy that powered ‘Motorcycle Emptiness'” bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire said.


After releasing the album the Manics will head out on a Spring UK tour with support from The Coral, wrapping with a homecoming of sorts at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 5th May. Details below. Pre-orders for the album are open on a number of formats.


23 – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena

25 – GLASGOW The SSE Hydro




01 – LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru Arena

02 – LEEDS First Direct Arena

04 – LONDON The SSE Arena Wembley

05 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

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