New Order’s first new music in 5 years was ecstatically received last month when they shared a brand new single, ‘Be a Rebel’.
The [Renegade Spezial Edit] of the track debuts, the result of the band’s collaboration on a capsule range for adidas Spezial.
Have a listen HERE…
Founder and curator of adidas Spezial, Gary Aspden, (long-time friend and fan of New Order) and his team worked very closely with the band on the project. This mix is an extended edit of the Adidas _nwrdrSPZL promotional video soundtrack. The accompanying film features dancer Rentaro Nakaaki of the English National Ballet.
Both the original version and the new edit of the track are available now digitally, the 12”, CD and a digital bundle featuring new remixes will be released on 13 November 2020. Remixes featured on the single include Bernard’s Renegade Mix (the original version of the adidas Spezial ad soundtrack) and Stephen Morris’ T34 Mix, as well as Bernard’s Renegade Instrumental Mix. Further dance floor engineered remixes will follow.
‘Be a Rebel’ was originally planned as a release ahead of New Order’s tour this autumn, but with live shows on hold and their dates re-scheduled to 2021, the band felt it important to share new music with fans. “In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy it… until we meet again.” – Bernard Sumner
New Order are: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham
‘Be a Rebel’ artwork by Warren Jackson, original single artwork featuring photograph by Søren Solkær.
Praise for Be A Rebel:
“A lovely slice of dreamy synth-pop” DIY
“Chiming piano-powered call to arms” THE TIMES
“The exact type of glittery, uptempo, hype-worthy song that would bring a live crowd to their feet” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“Another example of how timeless this band really is” EXCLAIM!