The Editors have released a new follow-up to their leaked video for “No Harm,” which was the first video The Editors had released in a little over two years. The seven-and-a-half minute video already has fans of the group foaming at the mouth for a record that has been anticipated for quite a few years.
The Editors have been together as a group since 2002, and they have been one of the select few groups that have picked up where Echo & The Bunnymen had left off. Their sound is almost a musical mirror image of their chief influences, including Echo, Joy Division, and U2. They have released a total of four albums over the course of their thirteen-year history, and many of their fans have been wondering where their fifth record is. Since the release of their 2013 record, The Weight Of Your Love, The Editors have lost founding member Chris Urbanowicz due to “musical differences,” and since that event, The Editors have been relatively silent. Since 2013, there’s been a slight trickle of music videos released by the group, allegedly building up to the release of a fifth record.
The video for “Marching Order,” which clocks in at half-past seven minutes, is a bit of a puzzle to figure out. The video makes several cuts to the individual members of the group at several points as they play their various instruments, and also feature several shots of an unidentified woman. Plaster makes appearances throughout the video, leaving the viewer to wonder what exactly the Editors are meant to convey in this latest video. The video shows several moments where the band covers their instruments in plaster and we also get a few images of crumbling plaster falling to the floor. It seems that the Editors are preparing their fans for a point in their future where they will break out of the mold that their past material has cast and release a string of new recordings that will offer a new perspective for fans of the Editors.