Piano music restores my musical sense

Piano music restores my musical sense

SINGAPORE - British alternative-rock band Placebo are set to return to Singapore next Tuesday for a highly anticipated concert at The Coliseum, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Resorts World Sentosa, following their 2010 gig at Fort Canning Park.

My Paper speaks over the phone with bassist Stefan Olsdal, 39, about their seventh studio album, Loud Like Love, set to be released on Sept 16.

What does the album name, Loud Like Love, mean to you?

Very powerful words that conjure up so many strong emotions. From something that can be very happy to something that can be very destructive, disturbing and difficult.

What do you expect listeners to get from the album?

Excitement and joy, pleasure and comfort, and, hopefully, some things to make them feel, as well as sounds and songs to make them contemplative.

There are a lot of emotions and colour in this record. It's both emotional and exciting at the same time.

Why did you choose Too Many Friends as the first song for release from Loud Like Love?

It just kind of shows itself. (The song) just seemed to present itself from the way it starts with the piano, which...reminds us of the epic pop songs of the 1980s, like Total Eclipse Of The Heart, and then, with the big chorus, it just seemed to be the obvious single for us.

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