The band are also playing this month at the Manchester Arena.
The single is taken from the band’s must have retrospective hits album ‘A Place For Us To Dream’, released on October 7th through Universal Records. Watch the video here: http://vevo.ly/m6aGfX.
Directed by Joe Connor who has worked with Paul Weller and The Maccabees, the video was filmed on location in Sardinia and combines shots of the band performing on the alongside traditional Sardinian Pagan carnival figures wearing bovine masks and sheepskin clothing. The surreal imagery taps into the song’s spiritual undertones.
Released today, ‘Jesus’ Son’ marks the milestone of the band’s 20 year career since the 1996 release of their self-titled debut album. The single is included on their retrospective album release ‘A Place For Us To Dream’, alongside singles from the early; ‘Bruise Pristine’, ‘Come Home’, ‘Teenage Angst’, to the career defining ‘Nancy Boy’, ‘Every You Every Me’, ‘Pure Morning’, ‘The Bitter End’ right up to, ‘Meds’, ‘For What It’s Worth’ & ‘Too Many Friends’.
On October 7th Placebo will also release a new EP titled ‘Life’s What You Make It’ which features 6 previous unreleased recordings and includes ‘Jesus’ Son’ and a cover of the Talk Talk classic ‘Life’s What You Make It’. All the tracks are produced by Adam Noble (dEUS/Red Hot Chilli Peppers), who was at the helm for the band’s acclaimed 7th studio album ‘Loud Like Love’.
To date Placebo have sold over 12 million records worldwide, had 6 top ten albums in the UK and collaborated with iconic artists including David Bowie, Robert Smith, Frank Black, Alison Mosshart and Michael Stipe. They remain one of the world’s biggest alternative rock bands of the last 20 years having achieved gold and platinum albums in over 30 countries.
The band play the Manchester Arena on the 5th December