The disco-infused track is the band’s first non-album song in 30 years.
Despite the cancelation, due to COVID-19, of their co-headline tour with Pet Shop Boys, New Order has been given their fans an eventful year.
First, there was Bernard Sumner’s collaboration with Zachery Allan Starkey in the fantastic single “Fear City” in May. Then in June, they contributed, along with Moby, Anna Calvi and others, with the Extended Mix 2 of “Nothing But A Fool” for the Alzheimer's Association Charit compilation The Longest Day. In August they announced the Definitive Version of their second album Power Corruption and Lies, and finally, Stephen Morris is releasing the second volume of his autobiography Fast Forward: Volume 2.
If that is not enough for their hungry fans, then their first non-album song in 30 years (the last song not to be featured in an album was "World in Motion") may appease their appetite. And yes, I know they released a bunch of non-album singles, but that’s all remixes, and “Here to Stay” was not in any of their albums but it was in the movie soundtrack.
The song is more synth than guitar-driven, think “Guilty is a Useless Emotion” rather than “Crystal”, but it’s a very well-crafted song, especially in the single edit, that flows better.
The single is already available on streaming services and on special 5 thousand limited edition in Dove Grey colored vinyl, packaged with a blue metallic ink outer sleeve and full-color inner sleeve with additional remixes from the band’s own Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris can be pre-ordered in Mute records web site.
As for their tour with Pet Shop Boys, the bands will be hitting the road in 2021. See those tour dates below.
September 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
September 20 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
September 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
September 25 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann
September 28 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
October 1 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion
October 3 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
October 7 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
October 9 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
October 13 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl