New Order have remained dormant since their 2005 studio album Waiting For The Sirens’ Call (considering 2013’s Lost Sirens was simply the fat trimmings from their Sirens’ sessions). Yet – aside from their founding bassist Peter Hook’s dissolution back in 2007 – New Order has moved forward to unveil new, original material. “Singularity” was the first bit to premier, happening in March at the 2014 Lollapalooza Chile and performed later again in Brazil. Hook’s exodus appeared to have little affect upon the post-punk group with New Order (seemingly) back in full swing.
Since then, nothing more has arrived from New Order’s barracks – until just recently. Amidst their North American tour opener in Chicago, halfway through the setlist, the English group trotted out another new single, this one titled “Plastic”. With a strong electronic core, “Plastic” highlights a rhythmic synth and guitar melody that entrances the mind so much as their light show pairing. It’s a hypnotic release, one that excitingly could prove New Order to be pushing in a somewhat new direction.
View the spellbinding fan-shot video for “Plastic” below:
And while you’re at it, here’s their best available version of “Singularity” as well: