‘Be a Rebel’ has been hailed as a spectacular return for New Order and today they release the suitably stunning video for the single. Spanish director NYSU depicts a couple in turmoil, using typically lavish and ultra-stylish visuals. Watch the new video here.
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New Order: “We’d previously worked with NYSU from Madrid when they created a memorable video for us to go with ‘Restless’, and their imagination and creativity with film really struck a chord with the band. For ‘Be a Rebel’, it has been great to team up with NYSU again, and their inspirational treatment and unique aesthetic compliments the track with a very original vision.”
New Order also released the [Renegade Spezial Edit] of ‘Be a Rebel’ in September, the result of Bernard Sumner’s collaboration on a capsule range for adidas Spezial. This mix is an extended edit of the Adidas _nwrdrSPZL promotional video soundtrack, whose accompanying film features dancer Rentaro Nakaaki of the English National Ballet.
‘Be a Rebel’ is available now digitally and on 12” with new remixes, plus a digital bundle. 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’, with its message to celebrate ourselves and appreciate what we have, even in hard times, 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 have recently released the definitive collection of their 1983 studio album Power, Corruption & Lies via Warner Music.
New Order are: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham
Acclaim 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!
Watch the video for ‘Be A Rebel’ here: