Iconic status can be a blessing or a curse depending on who you ask. While New Order has earned their iconic status, they’ve also helped keep it going by continuously releasing new music. While their tour with Pet Shop Boys has been moved to next year, the British group is still paving the way. With their new single “Be a Rebel” they keep the fires burning while delivering more infectious sounds at the same time.
While delivering much of the group’s signature sounds, the track is a definite pop banger. Full of electro-pop graces, the song is upbeat without feeling sugary. When the vocals come in the spirit of the track gets higher and higher while still making your head bop along. There’s plenty of new touches here without abandoning the tone the band has become known for.
“Be a Rebel” can be heard above or on all streaming sites. It can also be preordered as a vinyl 12″ single from Mute Records before its November 13 release. New Order will return to touring in 2021 with Pet Shop Boys. The tour is set to begin September 18, 2021 in Toronto, ON at Budweiser Stage until November 06, 2021 in London, UK at The O2. The band’s complete tour schedule is accessible here.
Image Credits: Photo by Warren Jackson.