New wave icon Gary Numan has shared a dramatic video for the title track of his upcoming album Intruder.
First teased during his 2019 (R)evolution 40th anniversary tour, Numan’s new industrial-leaning single is built from icy synths, dramatic percussion and eviscerating lyricism. “Intruder” arrived with a music video, directed by Chris Corner, in which Numan performs the song under dramatic lights, glitching in and out of existence.
Numan sings on “Intruder” from the apathetic point of view of Earth, considering the destruction humans have wrought—continuing the theme of his previous record, Savage: Songs from a Broken World. The 2017 concept album was set on a dystopian version of Earth ravaged by global warming, and Intruder is set to expand on that theme as a companion piece.
“The planet sees us as its children now grown into callous selfishness, with a total disregard for its wellbeing,” Numan explained in a statement. “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.”
Intruder will arrive on May 21. Watch the video here: