WATCH: Brett Anderson Interview Clip

Suede frontman speaks about his solo work in an interview clip for his latest release

Later this month Brett Anderson will release Collected Solo Work, an anthology of his solo recordings away from Suede, and above you can watch a short clip of him speaking about his solo work with our own Luke Turner.

In the clip, Anderson talks about the freedoms that solo work allows somebody who is otherwise in a band, and says that he aims to make music in his solo productions that differ from Suede, expressing confusion at solo artists who choose to make music by themselves that sounds not too dissimilar to their other band projects.

The release itself collects together Anderson’s four solo albums recorded between 2007 and 2011. He says: "It was an exciting time for me as an artist; I had fallen out of love with being in bands and I wanted to try to explore things and test myself and grow beyond those parameters.

"I think you can see the development in the work; from the clumsy fumblings of the debut through to the self-conscious minimalism of Wilderness and finally to the apogee of Slow Attack and the growl and gnarl of Black Rainbows, there is hopefully a sense that I was learning through my mistakes and plotting points on a creative path. It was lonely and hard sometimes but I’m proud that I had the courage to wander somewhere different. The vital lessons I learnt, both in art and in life, fed directly into where I currently find myself and into my journey with Suede."

The release consists of five discs and also takes in bonus tracks not featured on the original albums’ release, as well as live recordings. It’s out on March 17.

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