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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Image: Mads Perch.

Following a five-year hiatus, Placebo are back! The English rockers have shared the first taste of new music with Beautiful James.

Making a grand statement, the duo undertook a new way of creating for the track, writing the song in response to a photograph and chosen title. Conceptually, the song celebrates non-heteronormative relationships, hoping to change perceptions on the traditional view of relationships.

Speaking of the track, frontman Brian Molko shares: “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.”

The duo are set to return to the stage next year, performing at Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering. Set to bring new material to the stage, Placebo join the likes of Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips, with more acts to be announced soon.

Beautiful James is out now! Listen to the track below.


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