New Order Shares Disco Inspired ‘Tutti Frutti’ Video [WATCH]
Synthpop veterans New Order dropped their tenth studio album, Music Complete, last September. Now they've shared an official video for standout track "Tutti Frutti," which is one of three tracks on the new album featuring vocals from La Roux's Elly Jackson.
The Tom Haines-directed video features Italian actor Ricky Tognazzi in the role of an aging TV personality struggling with matters of his own relevance as he walks through a studio full of younger stars. He relives his glory days when he arrives on the neon set of his own rainbow-tinted Lawrence Welk-esque variety show. Watch below.
Drummer Stephen Morris explained that "Tutti Frutti" was inspired by the band's love of Italo-disco records: "When we started up, we used to listen to a lot of Italian electro records. I really have no idea who they were even by. This guy just used to send us mixtapes, and you'd just play them in the car. That's all we had in the car, this tape of Italian electro," Rolling Stone reports.
Morris added: "So since it was an early influence, we decided to get a bit of Italian playfulness in it."
"Tutti Frutti" was released as a single last October, and since has been remixed by Hot Chip as well as Tom Rowland of The Chemical Brothers, Billboard reports. Both renditions make the track more dancefloor-centric. Listen to Hot Chip's driving take on the original, below.
New Order is headlining Sonar Festival in June. The band has a few other tour stops scheduled throughout Europe over the summer.
Additionally, as NME reports, the band continues to deal with a lawsuit led by ex-bassist Peter Hook. Hook left the band in 2007 and is suing his former bandmates for "pillaging" the group's name among other allegations. According to NME, band frontman Bernard Sumner recently said that the feud is "getting boring."