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The London Suede’s Latest Explores Anxious “Night Thoughts”

The London Suede: Night ThoughtsThe British band Suede, known as The London Suede in the United States, has released its 7th studio album, Night Thoughts.

The Night Thoughts CD package features not only music, but also a feature film by photographer/video director Roger Sargent, which reflects the album’s themes related to familial anxiety — birth, decay, death, youth and parenthood, according to frontman Brett Anderson in an interview at The Line of Best Fit.

Bassist Mat Osman adds the film reinforces the idea of what the band wanted the album to be. “We didn’t give Roger any money,” he says lightly in an interview on Suede’s YouTube channel. “A couple of quid from down the back of the sofa, and it looks like a feature film.” The band also discusses the entire album, track-by-track, on YouTube.

Osman adds he thinks that people recently exposed to the album’s music through the film and gigs liked being stretched by it. “I think people enjoyed the fact that it was quite bleak and it was long and that there wasn’t space to play on their phones in the middle of it.”

Take a listen to the album sampler. At more than 17 minutes long, it offers a significant taste of what the album offers.

Night Thoughts is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Night Thoughts Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. When You Are Young
  2. Outsiders
  3. No Tomorrow
  4. Pale Snow
  5. I Don’t Know How To Reach You
  6. What I’m Trying To Tell You
  7. Tightrope
  8. Learning To Be
  9. Like Kids
  10. I Can’t Give Her What She Wants
  11. When You Were Young
  12. The Fur & The Feathers

Disc 2 (Film):

  1. When You Are Young
  2. Outsiders
  3. No Tomorrow
  4. Pale Snow
  5. I Don’t Know How To Reach You
  6. What I’m Trying To Tell You
  7. Tightrope
  8. Learning To Be
  9. Like Kids
  10. I Can’t Give Her What She Wants
  11. When You Were Young
  12. The Fur & The Feathers