Placebo burn down the world and start over on new single Try Better Next Time

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Placebo have shared another single from their forthcoming Never Let Me Go album, with Brian Molko singing of the end of the world and the hope of a future filled with possibility on Try Better Next Time.

Following the release of Beautiful James and Surrounded By Spies, Try Better Next Time is the third song to be released from the duo’s eighth album, their first since 2013’s Loud Like Love, which is set for release on March 25 via SO Recordings. The song features a striking lyric suggesting that the human race might wish to “grow fins, go back in the water”, and Molko expands upon that idea saying, “It is not the end of the world, only the end of humanity, a distinction that in our overblown hubris we are unable to detect. Mother Nature has grown extremely weary of us. Try Better Next Time."

The track listing for Never Let Me Go is:

1. Forever Chemicals
2. Beautiful James
3. Hugz
4. Happy Birthday In The Sky
5. The Prodigal
6. Surrounded By Spies
7. Try Better Next Time
8. Sad White Reggae
9. Twin Demons
10. Chemtrails
11. This Is What You Wanted
12. Went Missing
13. Fix Yourself


(Image credit: SO Recordings)

The band will embark on a UK/Ireland tour in November/December, starting in Portsmouth on November 18. 

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.