TRACK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Distant Colours’

Former generation terrorists, The Manic Street Preachers, continue to fly the flag for revolution on ‘Distant Colours’.  The track is taken from the forthcoming album Resistance is Futile, their first album in four years.

A lament to the leftist ideologies of James Dean Bradfield’s youth.  The singer has described it thus “Musically, the verse is downcast and melancholic and the chorus is an explosion of disillusionment and tears”. This can arguably be applied to every song since 1994, lads.

‘Are we living in the past?’ Bradfield exhorts in the vein of Robbie Williams at his most needy. The video is a psychogeographical tour of the Dragon principality’s old hot spots and monuments to historical titans or radicalism.

The Manic Street Preachers, these veneration exorcists, once again prove that persistence is fertile, on ‘Distant Colours’.


Kemper Boyde