Synth-pop overlord Gary Numan returns with dark concept album imagining humanity as a planet-destroying virus.
Now resident in California, Gary Numan has had the opportunity to see the devastating ramifications of climate change at first hand. The English synth-pop pioneer, who has influenced the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode, based his last album, 2017’s Savage: Songs From a Broken World, around the idea of a post-apocalyptic dystopia brought about by humanity’s neglect of the planet, and his forthcoming album, Intruder, is billed as a companion piece, in which Numan sings from the perspective of a disillusioned and battered but defiant Earth, fighting for its very existence.
“The planet sees us as its children now grown into callous selfishness, with a total disregard for its wellbeing,” Numan explains. “It feels betrayed, hurt, and ravaged. Disillusioned and heartbroken it is now fighting back. Essentially, it considers humankind to be a virus attacking the planet. Climate change is the undeniable sign of the Earth saying enough is enough, and finally doing what it needs to do to get rid of us, and explaining why it feels it has to do it.”
Numan has now shared the album’s title track, which mixes his familiar industrial rock sound with an eerie, sinister, disoriented feel.
“Intruder looks at climate change from the planet’s point of view,” says Numan. ‘If Earth could speak, and feel things the way we do, what would it say? How would it feel? The songs, for the most part, attempt to be that voice, or at least try to express what I believe the earth must feel at the moment.”
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- Gary Numan - I Die: You Die - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (Back In Stock) (arrived 08-Apr-2021 12:48)on April 13, 2021 at 6:40 am
GARY NUMAN I Die: You Die (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Down In The Park [Piano Version]. Both the picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition BEG460)
- Gary Numan - Complex - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 11-Mar-2021 09:05)on April 13, 2021 at 6:40 am
GARY NUMAN Complex (1979 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single including Bombers & Me! I Disconnect From You Live Versions, housed in a mauve picture sleeve which has some minor storage marks with some light ringwear & the vinyl is in excellent condition with only light signs of play BEG29T)
- Gary Numan - I Can't Stop - UK - 12" picture disc - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 22-Dec-2020 08:22)on April 13, 2021 at 6:40 am
GARY NUMAN I Can't Stop (1986 UK 12" Picture Disc single, featuring a black & white photo of Gary in bow tie and tuxedo, backed with Face, housed in a clear PVC sleeve NUMP17)
- Gary Numan - This Is Love - UK - 12" picture disc - £7.99, $10.87, €8.95 (Back In Stock) (arrived 22-Dec-2020 08:22)on April 13, 2021 at 6:40 am
GARY NUMAN This Is Love (1986 UK limited edition 12" Picture Disc single, also including Survival - produced by Gary Numan And The Wave Team, housed in a clear PVC sleeve NUMP16)
- Gary Numan - Telekon + Bonus 7" - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2021 09:35)on April 13, 2021 at 6:40 am
GARY NUMAN Telekon (1980 UK limited edition 10-track LP with bonus vinyl 7" featuring Remember I Was Vapour & On Broadway, housed in a picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl looks barely played BEGA19)