Faithless have announced their first new album in 10 years, titled ‘All Blessed’.
Due to be released in October, the album is preceded by lead track ‘Synthesizer’, which is out today. You can watch a video for the track below, which is set in a dystopian futuristic world in which skyscrapers are comprised of speaker towers and synthesizers.
Speaking about the new record, Faithless said: “In this troubled and increasingly violent world, lyrically the album tries to reflect what has always been the Faithless manifesto: be conscious, be caring, love yourself so you can love others and understand who you are and where you are never polemical but hopefully intelligent and (occasionally!) inspirational — this is music with feeling and words with meaning.”
On ‘Synthesizer’, Faithless said: “This is the track that got us thinking of doing a new album in the first place. A love letter to what we do and the music we make and also a little social commentary on our obsession with technology, musically all rolled into a big bold warm Faithless-y anthem.” Acts such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Sparks and Trevor Horn are name-checked as inspirations for the track.
BMG will release ‘All Blessed’ on Friday, October 23rd.
‘Synthesizer’ follows on from ‘This Feeling’, which was the first song to emerge from Faithless in 10 years and dropped last month.