'I'm Leaving You For Solitude'

Welsh trio Manic Street Preachers have made a track from their new album available as a free download.

Manic Street Preachers aren't ones to shy away. The band have always aimed for the maximum possible audience, with their gestures designed to be seen on a far wider stage than of their contemporaries.

Returning to their 'Holy Bible' period for inspiration on last year's 'Journal For Plague Lovers' the band have decided to make one last stake for the mainstream. Plugging in a Les Paul, new album 'Postcards From A Young Man' is a definite classic rock album.

Forthcoming single '(It's Not War) Just The End Of Love' is a case in point. Featuring a flamboyant chorus it takes inspiration from albums such as 'Everything Must Go' as well as the deeply mis-understood 'Gold Against The Soul'.

A provocative gesture, 'Postcards From A Young Man' will be followed by an extensive British tour. Ever outspoken, the band have decided to let fans have a glimpse of the material on their new album.

Taken from the forthcoming lp, new track 'I'm Leaving You For Solitude' is a barbed love song. Manic Street Preachers once vowed never to write a love song, and they undercut pop cliches with some seething lyrics.

Musically, James Dean Bradfield comes to the fore with his choirboy voice blasting out the track. 'I'm Leaving You For Solitude' is buoyed by some chunky rock riffs, with Manic Street Preachers harking back to their mis-spent youth listening to 'Appetite For Destruction'.

A free download, you can stream the track below or grab it yourself at the official SonyMusic site HERE.

Manic Street Preachers are due to release 'Postcards From A Young Man' on September 20th.

Manic Street Preachers // I'm Leaving You For Solitude by Stayloose