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See New Order’s Medieval Rave in ‘Restless’ Video

Track will appear on group’s new album ‘Music Complete,’ out next month

Neon lights dot across crowned princes and medieval beasts in New Order‘s wholly fantastical and anachronistic video for “Restless,” a chilly and catchy song off their upcoming album Music Complete. Although it’s not explicit, the song’s “how much do you need?” pre-chorus seems to tie into the Excalibur-inspired excess in the video. The clip was directed by Spanish filmmakers NYSU, who previously made the “Coming Up for Air” video for Radiohead drummer Philip Selway’s solo album.

The song is the lead track on Music Complete, which is due out September 25th. It will also be available as part of a full remix package, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

The album is notable for being the group’s first without founding bassist Peter Hook, who parted ways with the group in 2007. But it also welcomes the return of keyboardist Gillian Gilbert, as well as a number of special guests. Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop and La Roux’s Elly Jackson all contribute vocals to the album, while the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands produced two tracks, “Unlearn This Hatred” and “Singularity.” The group’s longtime design collaborator Peter Saville provided art direction for the record.

Leading up to the creation of the album, New Order frontman Bernard Sumner performed live with two of its contributors. This past May, he joined Flowers for a rendition of “Bizarre Love Triangle” in Manchester, and, in March 2014, he played with Iggy Pop at a Tibet House benefit in New York City, where they played Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”

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