“No Gods No Masters” arrives after last month’s lead outing “The Men Who Rule The World”, and is teamed with a Scott Stuckey-directed performance video.
Lead vocalist Shirley Manson says of the song, “I tried to make sense of the world. I was trying to make sense of left and right, literally. Like why do some people vote right? Why do some people vote left? And all of that comes from a concern for ourselves, for our friends, for our families, ultimately, for our babies… this song is about re-imagining our society for the future, for our children and not making the same mistakes over and over again and allowing greed to corrupt our thinking.”
No Gods No Masters will follow Garbage‘s 2016’s Strange Little Birds album, and is produced by longtime collaborator Billy Bush.
Garbage started forming the songs back in summer 2018 while in Palm Springs over the space of two weeks, and later finished the album in LA.
Manson says of their upcoming album, “This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins. It was our way of trying to make sense of how fucking nuts the world is and the astounding chaos we find ourselves in. It’s the record we felt that we had to make at this time.”