November 30, -0001 in London
London, United Kingdom
UK alternative rock band
The English alternative rock band Placebo was together in London in 1994. The members are Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal, the two founding members, along with drummer Matt Lunn. Placebo has released seven studio albums and sold 11 million records. All seven of their albums have made it into the top 20 in the UK. Their self-titled debut album came out in 1996 and reached the fifth spot on the UK Album Chart. It included the popular single “Nancy Boy.” Two years later, they released Without You I’m Nothing with the lead single “Pure Morning.” More recently, Placebo released Loud Like Love in 2013.
A circular song. There isn't a closed up meaning to it. The lyrics tend to repeat all over again all the time, and the name of the song is English Summer Rain. What's famous in England? The rain. Supposedly, it's always there. The song depicts it as the center for the metaphor of all the unchanging things.
It's strange but Placebo always seems to have a pretty realistic way of seeing pain and grieving. Here, they mention first the nature in the form of sky, sea and clouds. When we lose someone, we tend to think about the entire universe. What is out there and if the person that we miss might be somewhere lost along the lines. Then, we think about the world and what's it turned to. What is life like in this earth. We don't just think about the person, but about us and who we are. And what the entire world is.
Yessss great song! Well, the name of the album in this case explains pretty much all the songs. Sleeping with ghosts, basically. The Special Needs refers to the physical relationship. What happens to it when the person isn't there anymore, but a "ghost" instead? all that is left is the memory and could that be strong enough to transform and materialize? it's actually what the videoclip explors. They have sex without being together, like materialized ghosts in the place where the other person is. Amazing.