Featuring Sunflower Bean's Julia Cumming...

Manic Street Preachers have shared their new single 'The Secret He Had Missed'.

The Welsh legends return later this year, with new album 'The Ultra Vivid Lament' due to be released on September 3rd.

New single 'The Secret He Had Missed' is a supreme pop moment, with Manic Street Preachers displaying their love for large-scale melody.

Bold and ambitious in its search for connection, it contrasts James Dean Bradfield's rock-leaning vocal with angelic counterpart Julia Cumming from Sunflower Bean.

It recalls everyone from ABBA - check out those tinkling piano counter melodies - to their own work, with 'Everything Must Go' lingering in the background.

A moment of expression and exuberance, 'The Secret He Had Missed' is topped off with a Slash-esque guitar solo.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Alex Lake

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