The twenty-first studio album from electro-pioneer Gary Numan takes the cheery topic of a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by climate change and runs with it as a theme.
Savage is built around ideas Numan’s been working into a novel for a few years. Talking to Alt360 Radio, he explains “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.” Sounds slightly more palatable than the looming global thermonuclear war.
Musically, it’s very much in the Numan bracket, that style he’s been pursuing for some time now.
Savage (Songs From A Broken World) is out on the 18th of August and there are UK and world tours accompanying that. Follow @numanofficial