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Placebo discuss the end of humanity on new song ‘Try Better Next Time’

It's the latest preview of the duo's upcoming album 'Never Let Me Go'

By Will Richards

The two members of Placebo pose for the camera in a digitally manipulated photo
Placebo. (Photo: Mads Perch)

Placebo have shared a new preview of their upcoming album ‘Never Let Me Go’ – listen to ‘Try Better Next Time’ below.

‘Never Let Me Go’ is Placebo‘s first studio album since 2013’s ‘Loud Like Love’ and was announced back in November alongside first single ‘Surrounded By Spies’. It will come out on March 25.

Speaking of new song ‘Try Better Next Time’, which ponders environmental ruin and the end of humanity, vocalist and songwriter Brian Molko said: “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.”

Listen to ‘Try Better Next Time’ below.

Following the album’s release in March, Placebo will then tour the album around the UK and Ireland in late 2022.

See full details of the tour, and grab pre-sale tickets alongside pre-orders of the new album here.

18 – Portsmouth, Guildhall
19 – Brighton, Centre
21 – Liverpool, Olympia
22 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
24 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
26 – London, Brixton Academy
27 – London, Brixton Academy
29 – Leicester, De Montford Hall
30 – Leeds – O2 Academy

2 – Newcastle, City Hall
3 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
5 – Dublin, 3Arena
7 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
8 – Birmingham, O2 Academy