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Once again, synth-pop icon Gary Numan is set to gift his faithful with a new full-length, marking his first proper studio album since 2013. The new record is called Savage (Songs from a Broken World), and it’s set to arrive on September 15 via BMG.
The album marks Numan’s 22nd full-length studio effort and follows 2013’s similarly titled Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind). The new album was produced by Ade Fenton, with recording taking place in both L.A. and the UK.
Speaking of the post-apocalyptic concept behind the album, Numan had this to say in a statement:
There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so, and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It’s a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.
The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment. It’s about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, and some are haunted by what they’ve done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book, ultimately encourages religion to resurface, and it really goes downhill from there.