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Garbage Can’t Shake Self-Doubt on Blazing New Single, ‘Empty’

It's the first sample from their forthcoming record, 'Strange Little Birds'

Alt-pop pioneers Garbage recently announced news of their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and now they’ve unveiled its first single, “Empty.”

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.

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