Alt-pop pioneers Garbage recently announced news of their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and now they’ve unveiled its first single, “Empty.”
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The track, which debuted on Wednesday morning on KROQ’s Kevin & Bean show, goes hard on the ’90s nostalgia, bolstering the anxious lyrics with a light, “Special”-esque electronic drumbeat and searing, meaty guitar strains reminiscent of the commanding “Not My Idea.”
“‘Empty’ is just exactly what it says it is. A song about emptiness,” said leader Shirley Manson in a press release.
Listen below, and look for Strange Little Birds on June 10 via the band’s own imprint, STUNVOLUME.