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Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:54

Hear Shirley Manson's Sinister 'American Gods' Song 'Queen of the Bored'

Written by  Jon Blistein

Garbage's Shirley Manson and composer Brian Reitzell unveiled a menacing new song, "Queen of the Bored," off the soundtrack to the new Starz series, American Gods. The soundtrack boasts Reitzell's score for the show, as well as contributions from Blondie's Debbie Harry and Mark Lanegan.

It arrives digitally June 16th via Milan Records.

"Queen of the Bored" is a swift, ruthless rocker that finds Manson sneering over snappy percussion and a buzzsaw guitar. "I fuck with the fates because it's so much fun," Manson boasts. "And I don't feel a thing cause I got so numb/ I lean in but then I check right out/ I don't flinch because it doesn't hurt."

"Queen of the Bored" follows previously released American Gods offerings, including Reitzell's "Main Title Theme" and two collaborations with Lanegan, covers of Lead Belly's "In the Pines" and the standard "St. James Infirmary Blues." The forthcoming soundtrack also boasts a collaboration between Manson and Harry, "Tehran 1978."

American Gods premiered in April and is based on Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel of the same name. The series follows an ex-prisoner who joins the Norse God Odin on a journey across America to gather the ancient Gods so that they can confront the New Gods.

Read more at RollingStone

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