Gary Numan Returns with New Album 'Intruder'

BY Josiah HughesPublished Jan 8, 2021

New wave lifer Gary Numan has amassed a significant discography in his decades-long career, some of which was mined further on his recent rarities compilation. Still, the artist continues to move forward and has just announced plans for a brand new album.

Called Intruder, the new release includes 11 new tracks from the artist (with two bonus tracks also planned for various formats). The album is a companion piece to Numan's 2017 LP Savage: Songs from a Broken World.

"Intruder looks at climate change from the planet's point of view. If Earth could speak, and feel things the way we do, what would it say? How would it feel?" he said in a press release. "The songs, for the most part, attempt to be that voice, or at least try to express what I believe the earth must feel at the moment."

He continued: "The planet sees us as its children now grown into callous selfishness, with a total disregard for it's well being. It feels betrayed, hurt and ravaged. Disillusioned and heartbroken it is now fighting back. Essentially, it considers human kind 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 be released on May 21, but first its title track will be released as a single on January 11. Until then, peep the tracklisting below.


1. Betrayed
2. The Gift
3. I Am Screaming
4. Intruder
5. Is This World Not Enough
6. A Black Sun
7. The Chosen
8. And It Breaks Me Again
9. Saints And Liars
10. Now And Forever
11. The End of Dragons
12. When You Fall (bonus track on CD, vinyl and digital formats)
13. The End of Dragons (alt piano) (bonus track on vinyl and digital formats)

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