Placebo will release new album 'Never Let Me Go' on March 25th.
The band returned with new song 'Beautiful James' a few weeks back, a hugely impressive comeback that seemed to connect with different generations of fans.
Their first new single in some five years, it's set to be followed by the group's brand new studio album.
'Never Let Me Go' will be released on March 25th, with Placebo set to play an extensive UK and Ireland tour in November and December.
Stark and paranoid, new single 'Surrounded By Spies' will ignite their path, an imposing piece of industrial-edged songwriting with an inimitable Brian Molko vocal.
Discussing the writing of the song, Brian Molko comments...
"I began writing the lyrics when I discovered my neighbours were spying on me on behalf of parties with a nefarious agenda. I then began to ponder the countless ways in which our privacy has been eroded and stolen since the introduction of worldwide CCTV cameras that now employ racist facial recognition technologies; the rise of the internet and the cellphone, which has turned practically every user into a paparazzo and spectators in their own lives, and how we have mostly all offered up personal information to enormous multinationals whose sole intent is to exploit us."
"I used the cut-up technique invented by William S Burroughs and popularized in modern song by David Bowie. It’s a true story told through a lens of paranoia, complete disgust for modern society’s values and the deification of surveillance capitalism. The narrator is at the end of their tether, hopeless and afraid, completely at odds with our newfound progress and the god of money."
Tune in now.
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