The Manics haven't lost their working class values or their political interests. They're rejuvenated and are coming back with an album that displays their influences on their sleeves and celebrates what they've always enjoyed most. For evidence, listen to the following two tracks. The first is a collaboration with Nina Persson (of The Cardigans). The second is the track 10 of the album, which is one of their songs, Winterlovers, followed by some moments of silence, and then a hidden track: their interpretation of John Lennon's Working Class Hero.
Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (Feat. Nina Persson) : Send Away The Tigers
Manic Street Preachers - Winterlovers / Working Class Hero (John Lennon cover) : Send Away The Tigers
The Cardigans - The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy cover) : Over the Edge
John Lennon - Working Class Hero : Wonsaponatime