Matt Osman commences the interview by saying Nicholas Cage would play Brett Anderson in a movie on themselves.
Their eighth album, The Blue Hour is then the topic of conversation, which Brett says is hard to have a perspective on as they have yet to play it live. He continues to say, “the album lives with the audience, so their response to it is part of how it develops and how you think about it”. Anderson says he wanted the album to be based around vulnerability, from a child’s perspective.
Matt Osman says that with age comes wanting to be safe, yet with this album there is a sense of paranoia. Then asked whether 2018 society has had a bearing on the album, Osman says it seeps into your fears which have perhaps influenced the album. Anderson adds that you cannot have that perspective if you’re bringing a child into the world, so there is a duality through the songs and pulled in different directions.
The Blue Hour will be released on 21st September.
Suede have a few upcoming gigs here in the UK:
Friday October 12 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Saturday October 13 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Sunday October 14 – DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre
You can see the full interview below: