Placebo return with new single

2021-09-17 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 22 Comments
Placebo unveiled their first single in 5 years, entitled 'Beautiful James'. The duo have reportedly been working on a new album since late 2019, but did not offer any updates regarding its release date.

Front man Brian Molko mentioned the following about 'Beautiful James': “If the song serves to irritate the squares and the uptight, so gleefully be it. But it remains imperative for me that each listener discovers their own personal story within it – I really don’t want to tell you how to feel”

Listen to 'Beautiful James':


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Mythodea
September 17th 2021
6800 Comments


ngl, this is good

KevinKC
September 17th 2021
969 Comments


"If the song serves to irritate the squares and the uptight, so gleefully be it."

Such a trite and worn out way to introduce any kind of work today.

Parallels
September 17th 2021
9621 Comments


When they left us hanging with "Jesus' Son" years ago I was blown away, it eclipsed their entire discog, but this on the other hand seems like pretty standard fare for them.

Parallels
September 17th 2021
9621 Comments


cant unsee brian with a mustache tho

Helvetesdorr
September 17th 2021
7 Comments


Sounds like a B-side from Loud Like Love. Not bad but not very good either

Mythodea
September 17th 2021
6800 Comments


cant unsee brian with a mustache tho [2]

Ι think Jesus's Son was also on par with their current song-writing approach, nothing mind-blowing but still wholesome.

hobblepot
September 17th 2021
2537 Comments


I won’t lie


This sucks

Digging: Porches - All Day Gentle Hold

Musefan58867
September 17th 2021
88 Comments


I've only really heard tracks from the self titled and Without You I'm Nothing. Enjoyed those but got too bored to even finish this track tbh. Hopefully whatever comes next is more interesting.

EDIT: Spun this one again and actually finished it this time. It's okay, but when did these guys become Weezer?

CaliggyJack
September 17th 2021
8045 Comments


well this is a surprise

rodrigo90
September 17th 2021
7060 Comments


Do you think Placebo will continue as a duo? Because I'm hoping that they will find a replacement for Forrest

Parallels
September 17th 2021
9621 Comments


i said it before and ill say it again

bring back hewitt

zemekis
September 17th 2021
5 Comments


Without You I'm Nothing, Special Needs, Passive Aggressive and My Sweet Prince are Placebo's best efforts to date as far as composition, lyric, depth and concept go, yet I continue to be baffled by their departure from dark material which I think is the soul of the band, not to say they should dwell in the past but this song certainly continues to show distance from core.

Mythodea
September 17th 2021
6800 Comments


Battle for the Sun is a darling to me, though. Still haven't listened to LLL

gravityswitch
September 17th 2021
773 Comments


Wow, sounds like Ghosts/Meds era Placebo. Very nice.

Rolling Girl
September 17th 2021
1851 Comments


Definitely more on par with their more recent stuff. Still happy to see them back tho.

ManicCosmonaut
September 17th 2021
17 Comments


I like this song but hope the album spices it up a bit. Although I love just about all their stuff.

Sharenge
September 18th 2021
1868 Comments


I liked the Gregory House quote

Lasssie
September 19th 2021
1196 Comments


this was actually very nice

Pikazilla
September 19th 2021
19133 Comments


Meds was the last great Placebo album. BFTS was when they got boring

Song was okay

Lasssie
September 19th 2021
1196 Comments


Agree on Meds

momentzuhclarity
September 20th 2021
614 Comments


really good. its light rock.

jouroboros
September 22nd 2021
156 Comments


well, it's a song



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