New Order have unveiled the first of their tracks recorded for Mute. “Restless,” which is taken from the forthcoming Music Complete album, is a breezy MOR rock song that certainly sounds like late-stage New Order but lacks the crackling electricity of their best work. Some fans have put this down to the absence of bassist Peter Hook, who is in permanent exile, but much of Bernard Sumner’s songwriting fits into this groove. The question is what is being held back for the release of the album on the 25th of September.
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