The Video Is For Their Track ‘Complicated Illusions’

The track is taken from the band’s latest number one album ‘Ultra Vivid Lament’

Manic Street Preachers have released a video for their incredible track, ‘Complicated Illusions’. The video has been directed by Kieran Evans, and you can watch it below!

The track is described by the band as The battle between chaos and calm with a gliding majestic lyrical flow – leaning towards’ More Than This’ era-Roxy – Bowie’s Lodger – peak pop Echo & the Bunnymen.”

Film maker Kieran described the footage to compliment the song – “I’ve always felt the track feels like an epic soundtrack to an as yet made film so I’ve gone for a visual/lyric type affair using a similar aesthetic / approach to a lot of Netflix type title sequences using minimal / small type over multi-layered imagery.”

The bands 14th album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ was released to amazing reviews and reactions last month. Singles Orwellian and The Secret He Had Missed were both huge radio hits and ensured the album entered the charts at No. 1 on its release – 23 years after their last chart topper (‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’).

The band are currently on tour, with the second half of the tour underway. On the tour, the band are playing tracks from their latest album, with a healthy mix of classic thrown in too! See the remaining dates below:

10 October – Bournemouth, O2 Academy 
11 October – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
13 October – Bath, Forum
14 October – Brighton, Dome
  1 December – Llandudno, Venue Cymru
3 December – London, The SSE Arena, Wembley