Anthem for a Lost Cause
|"Anthem for a Lost Cause"|
|Single by Manic Street Preachers|
|from the album Rewind the Film|
|Released||25 November 2013|
|Genre||Alternative rock, folk rock|
|Songwriter(s)||James Dean Bradfield, Nick Jones, Sean Moore|
|Producer(s)||Manic Street Preachers, Loz Williams|
|Manic Street Preachers singles chronology|
Both song and lyrics were written by singer James Dean Bradfield, in an interview he stated that the song was about the question of if lyrics today are as important as they were before. The song has one of the longest, if not the longest chorus of any song on the album. The music video features Tori Lyons, who previously starred in the video for "Show Me the Wonder", reprising her role as a miner's wife in the 1984 miners' strike. The band stated that Kieran Evans was important for this video, because not only did she appear in the band's last video, but because they wanted to capture the feeling of the 80´s and how women dealt with the big miners' strike. in the video we see a woman that is trying to survive without her husband that has left her because of the conditions that they were living in. The video shows many realities of the consequences of that 80's strike.
The song was made available by digital download on 25 November 2013, backed up by two songs Death of a Digital Ghost and See It Like Sutherland. A live version of She Is Suffering at the O2 Arena in 2011 was also in the single digital download. It peaked on number 200 in the UK Singles Chart.
|1.||"Anthem for a Lost Cause"||3:52|
|2.||"Death of a Digital Ghost"||3:33|
|3.||"See It Like Sutherland"||3:56|
|4.||"She Is Suffering" (live at The O2)||5:01|
- Manic Street Preachers
- Other personnel
- Loz Williams - production, keyboards
- Gavin Fitzjohn - horn arrangement, trumpets
- Sean Read - horn arrangement, trumpets
|UK Singles Chart||200|
- "Manic Street Preachers". Official Charts. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
- "Manic Street Preachers - Official Single Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 September 2014.