Placebo share “Try Better Next Time” from the band’s forthcoming album, Never Let Me Go (March 25, Rise Records). It follows recently released new tracks “Beautiful James” and “Surrounded by Spies,” the latter of which heralded news of the band’s long-awaited eighth studio album – and first together in almost a decade.
“Try Better Next Time” further opens up what we know about Never Let Me Go’s frank and honest depiction of our modern times. Where opening single “Beautiful James” revealed a stern commentary on the proliferation of ignorant opinions, and follow-up track “Surrounded By Spies” spun themes of tech-saturation, “Try Better Next Time” – the album’s poignant centrepiece – can be easy to mistake as an apocalyptic vision of the future. Instead, we find the band focusing less on endings and more on new beginnings. It’s an anthem for the end of a world that we know – not the end of it completely – and a celebration of the possibility of what might come next, whether humanity has a seat at the table or not.