This relatively new (shuddup, I’m only 12 days slow…) song from the alternative rockers known as Placebo is the title track from their soon-to-be-released 6th album.
To tell the truth, I’ve only listed to “Meds” and “Once More With Feeling: Singles 1996-2004” before, and some fans would consider this a crime. But from what I’ve heard of this new track (and also from other comments on the song), this is a return to some of their harder stuff. It sounds pretty good too.
Featuring an off-beat guitar riff at the start, it moves onto an intense chorus featuring a powerful string section. The tapping drums add a different sound to what I’ve previously heard, but in a good way. Molko’s vocals are, as usual, slightly droning, but that’s good. Some vocalists have a very distinctive sound and I like his. Overall, a pretty good track.
“Battle For The Sun” is scheduled for release on the 8th of June this year.
Luckily, the track “Battle For The Sun” was made available for free at PlaceboWorld.co.uk after it’s premiere, so you can go and grab it now if you want. Not sure how long it’ll be up there for though.