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Patrick Clarke , April 6th, 2018 11:54

The Manic Street Preachers share new track 'Liverpool Revisited' ahead of the release of their thirteenth album Resistance Is Futile next week

The Manic Street Preachers have revealed the fourth taste of their fortchcoming thirteenth record, Resistance Is Futile.

The track, 'Liverpool Revisited', is a tribute to the city and in particular its fight for justice in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, in which 96 Liverpool football fans were killed during a crush at a game and subsequently villified by the media.

You can watch the lyric video above, and click here to see the band's frontman James Dean Bradfield discuss the track here.

Nicky Wire discussed the song as part of a recent long-read interview with tQ. He said: "'Liverpool Revisited' is about what was just a magical day, It was on the Everything Must Go [anniversary] tour and I got up really early at sunrise to walk around Liverpool, polaroid camera in hand on a balmy day. It sounds clichéd I know, but Liverpool in the sun does take on a hypnotic quality, with the Mersey and the stone. I wrote it after I’d had an afternoon nap on a beautiful day, and in some respects it’s the sister song to [The Manics’ ferocious 1998 song about the Hillsborough disaster] ‘South Yorkshire Mass Murderer’, about how one city took on the entire establishment of Britain.

"It’s something so amazing, and perhaps only the citizens of Liverpool could have done it. To fight hard and take on every fucker, it’s such a symbol of old school working class solidarity of the most exceptional kind. The weight that was against them! For them to fight that hard... I couldn’t have done it, it’s such an inspiration. And that gig was just a magical gig. The closing lyrics – ‘as the night falls around me I see joy and devotion’ – that’s what it felt like that night."

To read the full interview click here.