The forthcoming Music Complete is the first studio album that British synthpop greats New Order have made in a decade, and it’s also the first since iconic bass player Peter Hook parted ways with the band. They’ve just shared “Restless,” the album’s first single, and I’m delighted to report that it sounds very much like a New Order song. “Restless” is a bit more mellowed-out than the band’s classic material, and it’s heavier on guitar, both electric and acoustic. But Bernard Sumner’s deadpan delivery and the group’s sparkling, propulsive sound remain exactly the same, and the song even has a bassline something like what Hook might’ve come up with. Listen to the song below.
Music Complete is out 9/25 on Mute.