OMD — aka Orchestral Manoeuvres within the Darkish — are again, and this time, they’re getting political. On Wednesday, the beloved synth-pop pioneers introduced their 14th studio album, Bauhaus Staircase, due out October twenty seventh through White Noise. As a preview, in addition they shared the album’s title observe as its first single.
A follow-up to their well-received 2017 album, The Punishment of Luxurious, Bauhaus Staircase was cast throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and wears the affect of the time interval on its sleeve loud and proud. Isolating themselves, OMD’s members dove into their again catalog of unfinished concepts, utilizing them as launching pads to thematically discover the unfolding turmoil of the world.
The lead single, “Bauhaus Staircase,” captures this dynamic, putting lyrics about inventive freedom, twentieth century artwork actions, and “kicking down” fascism in a crescendoing soundscape of drums, synths, and digital textures. The only additionally arrived with an animated music video, which you’ll be able to watch under.
“’Bauhaus Staircase’ is a metaphor for power and artist ardour within the face of criticism and adversity,” OMD’s Andy McCluskey mentioned in an announcement. “The title is derived from an Oscar Schlemmer portray. He taught at Bauhaus, and created the superb futuristic costumes for The Triadic Ballet (referenced within the music). When instances are arduous there’s a tendency for governments to have a look at slicing funding for creativity, simply in the meanwhile when the humanities are most wanted to nourish our souls. Thus, it appears acceptable that the music and its eponymous album have been created throughout ‘COVID Lockdown.’”
McCluskey additionally alluded to the chance that Bauhaus Staircase could also be OMD’s remaining album. That’s not the plan, but when it occurs that method, the band is prepared. “I’m very pleased with what we’ve performed on this report,” he mentioned. “I’m comfy if that is OMD’s final assertion.”
Bauhaus Staircase is out on October twenty seventh. Pre-orders are ongoing. In November, the band is about to carry out on the inaugural Darker Waves Pageant in Huntington Seaside, California. Seize your tickets right here.
Bauhaus Staircase Art work:
Bauhaus Staircase Tracklist:
01. Bauhaus Staircase
03. Take a look at You Now
05. The place We Began
07. Gradual Practice
08. Don’t Go
10. Aphrodite’s Favourite Little one
11. Evolution of Species