Bret Easton Ellis narrates the new Placebo music video, ‘Too Many Friends’


Oh look, my early 20s just blew its messy load all over my chest. Just in time for Friday night.

Acclaimed author Bret Easton Ellis (writer of American Psycho, Less Than Zero, and my favorite book of all time, The Rules of Attraction) is featured in the new music video for Placebo’s “Too Many Friends,” narrating the action in a typical Ellis-ian Los Angeles setting. The video was directed by Saman Kesh, and Ellis’ help-manual parts read like a passage from one of his books, especially after the song cuts out towards the end.

The piano-led “Too Many Friends” is the latest cut from Placebo’s upcoming and seventh studio LP, Loud Like Love, out September 16. Back in June we wrote a letter to Brian Molko after the Loud Like Love teaser trailer was posted online.


According to the NME, the new record will take many shapes: “The album will be released in five different formats, as a 3D lenticular super deluxe box set, a limited edition deluxe digi-pack version, a double 12″ coloured vinyl gatefold edition, a standard CD album and digitally.” More on all that available here.

Ellis, whose Less Than Zero sequel Imperial Bedrooms was released in 2010, has been in the news lately as the writer behind the Lindsay Lohan erotic thriller film The Canyons, which has gotten mixed reviews.

Placebo, meanwhile, have a string of UK gigs planned for December. Hopefully the trio his the US in 2014. We need more Molko in our lives.