Listen Down: New Order’s New Song ‘Be a Rebel’

New Order has released its first track in 5 years and delays its tour with Pet Shop Boys until Fall of 2021

By Bubba Krishnamurti

Previously slated to tour with fellow New-Wave legends Pet Shop Boys, New Order has released a new song as the world eagerly anticipates a return to live music. The tour is expected to be delayed at least until fall of 2021. Vocalist Bernard Sumner recently said in a press release, “We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together.” “In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song,” Sumner wrote. “We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together.”

“Be a Rebel” is the first new production from New Order since 2015’s Music Complete. The track is quintessential New Order of the more upbeat fashion — both rhythmically and behaviorally. The irony is that while modern synth-pop acts emulate New Order with overblown pastiche and mimicry soundscapes, New Order emulate themselves with effortless melody and straightforward arrangements. The band is slated to release a reissued box set of 1983’s Power, Corruption & Lies on October 2nd. 

Listen Down, Now:


  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Darkstar Pay Tribute to Shuttered Music Venues with ‘Blurred’ video

Darkstar have released a poignant memorial to venues lost as a result to the ...


Björk Cast in Robert Eggers’ New Film ‘The Northman’

The director behind The Witch and The Lighthouse, Robert Eggers, has recruited Björk to ...

city girls city on lock pussy talk

City Girls and Doja Cat Release Video for ‘Pussy Talk’

You see, everything City Girls does just sounds like they are having too much ...

Novation Music and Aphex Twin Release the AFX Station Synth

The AFX Station is pre-loaded with 128 new synth patches and seven new overlay ...

Artists under Quarantine: Bun B

One half of the legendary southern pioneers UGK, Bun B AKA Bernard Freeman, began ...


Listen Down: beabadoobee Releases Track ‘Care’ from Debut Full Length Along with Video

British-Philippino singer-songwriter beabadoobee agilely writes song structures in what can now seem to be ...