Listen to New Garbage Song, "No Horses"

Listen to New Garbage Song, "No Horses"

The politically-infused new song is the first release from the band since 2016's "Strange Little Birds."

The politically-infused new song is the first release from the band since 2016's "Strange Little Birds."

Text: Christina Cacouris

Garbage has just released a dark, slick, industrial-style track called "No Horses," their first release since 2016's Strange Little Birds. It's a song of love and worship turning to greed and pain; "They'll love you too," she continually chants, but as the beat gradually builds, she warns: "They'll use you too/ They'll lie to you/ They'll steal from you/ They'll sell you too."

The band called the song "[a] very Patti Smith stream of consciousness" in an interview with Variety, with frontwoman Shirley Manson going on to explain: "It's actually a song that's very un-Garbage like. I was driving through the Scottish countryside last year and looking at these fields of horses and thinking, what will happen to them when we don't need them as much as we once did? When they're no longer working beasts, what will happen to the horses? So it's imagining a future where authorities destroy anything that doesn't make large amounts of money."

Listen to the track below. All profits from sales and streams are being donated to the Red Cross.

Credits: IMAGE FROM V75 SHOT BY DANIELLE & IANGO

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