In times of vindication of 80’s synth-pop (think: the success of La Roux, the new gang of nostalgic cold wave bands, and labels like Weird and Minimal Wave), it doesn’t come as a surprise that some of the protagonists of that story have decided to come back to life. That’s what Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark did and what The Human League are about to do. It’s not that Philip Oakey and co. had split up (quite to the contrary: the band hasn’t stopped touring intermittently over the past decade), but they haven’t put out new material since the release of “Secrets” in the summer of 2001. This situation will change early next year thanks to “Credo”, a new studio album that Oakey, Joanne Catherall, Susan Ann Sulley and their most recent team of collaborators have recorded in Sheffield with the help of i-Monster. The Wall Of Sound label will release the first single “ Night People” off “Credo” in mid-November. Fotografía de Alvaro Villarubia.