New Terrain / Nervous — July 28, 2009 — 7:06 pm

Mew have posted the opening track of the upcoming album on their official MySpace-page. New Terrain is the kind of track that really works only as an intro, Jonas Bjerre told us last month. He also added that this particular track is his personal favourite from the album. Many of you already know that New Terrain is actually two tracks in one. Play it backwards and it reveals an entirely another song called Nervous. Lyrics were posted here last month. As even the title suggests, New Terrain is Mew’s intro to another world – separated from the previous album. No More Stories is a more joyful, happier album compared to the darker And the Glass Handed Kites, released four years ago. If you wonder why this song has an odd ending, it’s only because the first two tracks on the album are connected to each other. The second track being Introducing Palace Players.



  1. I did not know that backwards it was a different song!

    But, lets be honest, mostly everybody has either heard or knows they could hear New Terrain and, well, the rest of the album, for some weeks now. (and it’s bloody good)

    Comment by SamB — July 28, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

  2. Where i can find that track called “nervous”?
    I didn’t see that name in any previous album.
    So, if it’s possible, where i can hear it?

    Comment by orageuse — July 28, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

  3. I didn’t know the thing about the different song thing.. That is SO cool .. :O :D ..

    Comment by Jeanette — July 28, 2009 @ 11:02 pm

  4. I knew the New Terrain/Nervous thing but I don’t know how to hear it backwards. Oh, well…

    Comment by Fanny — July 29, 2009 @ 12:17 am

  5. Ooh, sometimes life isnt easy.

    Comment by cray — July 29, 2009 @ 1:06 am

  6. someone reversed “New Terrain” to “Nervous” on youtube.
    check it out~

    Comment by Nicole — July 29, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

  7. Awesome… never know that there’s 2 songs in this one song…

    Comment by Ario — August 1, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

  8. Oh yeah, great idea, so clever, now can anyone explain how I play an mp3 or a CD backwards to actually hear the song?

    Comment by David — August 17, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

  9. I love how they managed to make lyrics for both of the song! It sounds so amazing!
    If you want to have Nervous, download Audacity, open New Terrain. And then make it backwards :D

    I’m so hooked on the new album, it’s so powerfull, and really enjoyable.

    Comment by Christian — August 27, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

  10. An alternate way to get Nervous without using Audacity is find it on youtube:

    then go to and paste the youtube url. hit download. enjoy.

    Comment by Joe — August 29, 2009 @ 9:41 am

  11. Both tracks are perfect. Breathtaking bliss.

    Comment by D — September 3, 2009 @ 2:02 am

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