Suede have released ‘15 Again’, the powerful new single taken from their forthcoming studio album Autofiction, described as “a song about falling in love with life for the first time” by Brett Anderson.
Premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music today, ‘15 Again’ follows ‘She Still Leads Me On’, the bold new album opener Suede debuted live on stage in a surprise performance in Brussels and live streamed for fans. The song has been a mainstay on the BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music playlists, described as “classic Suede” by The Sunday Times Culture, a “no frills, power driven tune” by The i Newspaper, “a virile, teasing return” by CLASH, and “possibly the most celebratory song they’ve ever written” by The Quietus.
Autofiction is Suede’s ninth studio album, and sees the band deciding to go back to basics in moves that recall their most formative days. Whilst writing the songs that would make up the album, Brett Anderson, Mat Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes and Neil Codling schlepped to a rehearsal studio in deserted Kings Cross to collect a key, hump their own gear, set up and start playing. Recorded live at Konk studios in North London, Suede teamed with long-time collaborator Ed Buller. Ed first worked with the band producing their debut single ‘The Drowners’, which sees its 30th anniversary this year.
“Autofiction has a natural freshness, it’s where we want to be,” says Brett Anderson. And where Suede want to be is, in a way, the same place as they were when they began 30 years ago – a group of people living off the raw sensation of creating music together in a room.
This natural freshness can be heard anew in ‘15 Again’. “When we were rehearsing and writing this record it was this sheer, physical rush. That thing where you’re hanging on for dear life,” bass player Mat Osman adds.
Suede will perform a series of very special Autofiction live shows in September and October 2022 taking in some of the UK and Europe’s most intimate venues. Following two nights at London’s Electric Ballroom, which sold out in twenty seconds upon the new album announcement, Suede will perform the album in full at select venues across Europe following a series of in-store concerts and signing appearances at UK record shops in September.
September 2022 UK Record Shop Tour
15 Banquet Records, Kingston (live performance) SOLD OUT
16 Rough Trade East, Shoreditch (live performance) SOLD OUT
17 Crash Records/Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (live performance) SOLD OUT
18 Rough Trade / Fleece, Bristol (live performance) SOLD OUT
19 HMV, Liverpool (signing and Q&A) SOLD OUT
19 HMV, Manchester (signing) SOLD OUT
20 Bear Tree Records, Sheffield (signing) SOLD OUT
20 Rough Trade, Nottingham (signing) SOLD OUT
21 Truck Records, Oxford (signing) SOLD OUT
21 Fopp, Cambridge (signing) SOLD OUT
22 Vinilo, Southampton (signing) SOLD OUT
22 HMV, Portsmouth (signing) SOLD OUT
October 2022 Intimate UK/EU Tour Dates
05 Electric Ballroom, London SOLD OUT
06 Electric Ballroom, London SOLD OUT
08 Melkweg – Oude Zaal, Amsterdam SOLD OUT
10 La Maroquinerie, Paris SOLD OUT
11 Gloria-Theatre, Cologne
12 Gruenspan, Hamburg