New Order’s Music Complete Features Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop, La Roux
Synthpop gods New Order have released their third album teaser for Music Complete. This is the first album they’ve ever made without bassist Peter Hook (who left the band in 2007), and original member Gillian Gilbert is back in the lineup for the first time since 2001’s Get Ready. But the big news today is who else will be joining New Order this time out. The band announced Music Complete will feature collaborations with Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop, and La Roux’s Elly Jackson.
Flowers’ inclusion comes as no surprise, both because he’s a longtime fan — the Killers were named after a fictional band in New Order’s “Crystal” video — and he’s been spending a lot of time with New Order recently. We reported his stint in the studio with the band, and he performed New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” alongside Bernard Sumner earlier this year. Flowers is featured in the album’s closer, “Superheated.” Iggy Pop lends his voice in the song “Stray Dog” and La Roux’s Jackson is featured on three songs: “Tutti Frutti,” “People On The High Line,” and as a backing vocalist on “Plastic.” It all sounds like it’ll be amazing, especially since Sumner has promised “an old-fashioned New Order record.” Check out the third teaser below.
03 “Plastic” (Feat. Elly Jackson)
04 “Tutti Frutti” (Feat. Elly Jackson)
05 “People On The High Line” (Feat. Elly Jackson)
06 “Stray Dog” (Feat. Iggy Pop)
08 “Nothing But A Fool”
09 “Unlearn This Hatred”
10 “The Game”
11 “Superheated” (Feat. Brandon Flowers)