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Placebo celebrate non-heteronormative love in first single in five years, Beautiful James

If the song serves to irritate the squares and the uptight, so gleefully be it,” says Placebo’s Brian Molko…

Five years since they last released new music, Placebo have returned with a new single and video, and the promise of a full new album coming soon. 

The track, Beautiful James, is a celebration of non-heteronormative love, and was written in an unconventional manner. During a period of insomnia, singer/guitarist Brian Molko and bassist Stefan Olsdal first came up with the vibe through images and the song’s title, and then began work on the music after. 

If the song serves to irritate the squares and the uptight, so gleefully be it,” says Brian. 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.”

The band have also confirmed that they have finished work on their eighth album – the follow-up to 2013’s Loud Like Love – and that more new music will be coming soon. 

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Posted on September 16th 2021, 11:15p.m.
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