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Suede Detail New LP, 'Autofiction'
Luke Turner , May 23rd, 2022 17:25

They've also unveiled lead track 'She Still Leads Me On'

Suede have announced details of the ninth studio album, Autofiction.

Taking in 11 tracks, the record was produced by long-time Suede collaborator Ed Buller and saw the group "go back to basics," working on it from a recording studio in London's Kings Cross. To mark the album's announcement, the band have unveiled lead track 'She Still Leads Me On', which you can listen to above. The track is inspired by Brett Anderson's mother, whose life was previously celebrated in his memoirs Coal Black Mornings and Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn.

Speaking about the new album, Suede's Brett Anderson said in a statement: "Autofiction is our punk record. No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and fuck-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess. Autofiction has a natural freshness, it's where we want to be."

Bassist Mat Osman added: "When we were rehearsing and writing this record it was this sheer, physical rush. That thing where you're hanging on for dear life."

Tonight's performance of the new song during Suede's gig at Brussels' Cirque Royal will be live-streamed on the band's website from 8.20pm BST. You can also find pre-order details for Autofiction, along with information on two live dates scheduled for October at Camden's Electric Ballroom, on the website.

BMG will release Autofiction on September 16, 2022.