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Placebo Unveil New Song Happy Birthday In The Sky

Friday, 04 March 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

Placebo have released a new single.

Happy Birthday In The Sky is the final preview of the band's new album, 'Never Let Me Go', prior to its release on March 25. It follows previous cuts Try Better Next Time, Beautiful James and Surrounded By Spies.

The alt rock track deals in interweaving, screeching guitar lines, though it's Brian Molko's trademark vocals that steal the focus. The singer and guitarist said:

“Happy Birthday In The Sky for me, is one of the more heartbreaking moments on the album. Happy Birthday In The Sky is a phrase that I've been using for quite some time.  When I say, happy birthday to people who aren't with us anymore, it communicates the kind of heartbreak that we're really, really good at communicating I think. You know that sense of loss, that sense of desperation. It's as if a part of your body and your soul has been ripped from you unfairly. And you pine and you pine, and you wait.

"What I am thinking is that this is kind of so visceral and so intense emotionally that it's really going to communicate something very powerful to the listener. And that's basically all I'm interested in. At what cost? Who cares. As long as the song really, really moves people, then whatever sacrifices you have to make in order to get there are fine with me. It's not such a bad thing to inhabit these emotions - you're very, very much alive and in the moment while you're doing so.”

The band will support the record with a UK and Ireland tour at the end of the year. Tickets are on sale now.

Placebo Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri November 18 2022 - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Sat November 19 2022 - BRIGHTON Centre
Mon November 21 2022 - LIVERPOOL Eventim Olympia
Tue November 22 2022 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Thu November 24 2022 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat November 26 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sun November 27 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Tue November 29 2022 - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Wed November 30 2022 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Fri December 02 2022 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
Sat December 03 2022 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Mon December 05 2022 - DUBLIN 3Arena
Wed December 07 2022 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thu December 08 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham

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