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WATCH: New Suede Video
Christian Eede , August 15th, 2018 16:29

Suede unveil video for new single 'Life Is Golden'

Suede have released a new single called 'Life Is Golden'. You can watch the video above.

It's the first official single from the band's new album, The Blue Hour, which is set for release on September 21. The video has been produced by one of Suede's earliest collaborators, filmmaker Mike Christie. He was responsible for the band's 1993 collaboration with Derek Jarman at the Clapham Grand, and shot the recent documentary on Berlin's Hansa studios. The Suede video was filmed by drone in Pripyat, the town that neighbours Chernobyl power station.

"It's not about the tragedy of the disaster that happened all those years ago - it's about the unstoppable force of life that's consumed the desolate landscape left behind by humans," says Christie of the clip. "It seemed wonderfully apt to set the song to cracked concrete, all conquered by towering golden trees."

The Blue Hour is billed as the final part of a triptych of albums recorded by the band since they reformed with 2013's Bloodsports.

The band will tour Europe through September and October following the new album's release taking in dates at London's Eventim Apollo on October 12 and 13. You can find the full list of dates here.