Too Many Friends

Album: Loud Like Love (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • The song starts with the lyric, "My computer thinks I'm gay. I threw that piece of junk away." Frontman Brian Molko commented to Kerrang! magazine, laughing: "What a ridiculous way to open a song, right. It's such an ear-catching lyric, but it walks a fine line. I knew it was so out-there and ridiculous, people would love or hate it. That seemed to embody the spirit of Placebo really well, so it presented me with a conundrum: 'Can I do this? Do I have the balls to do this?' So I tried to be courageous and remain so."

    Molko added: "It actually happened to me one day. I don't know what I'd typed into Google, but my computer started advertising to me in a completely different way, and I just thought, 'Wow, my computer thinks I'm gay today.'"
  • The song's music video was shot on location in the hills above Los Angeles, on Mullholland Drive. The seven-minute clip, which merges death, drugs and depravity was directed by Saman Keshavarz. American novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, who is most known for is his 1991 novel, American Psycho, provided the voiceover.

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