Empty (Garbage song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Single by Garbage
from the album Strange Little Birds
Released April 20, 2016 (2016-04-20)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013–2015
Grunge Is Dead; Red Razor Sounds, Los Angeles, United States[1]
Genre Electronic rock[2]
Length 3:54
Label Stunvolume
Producer(s) Garbage
Garbage singles chronology
"The Chemicals"
"No Horses"

"The Chemicals"
"No Horses"

"Empty" is a song by American-Scottish alternative rock band Garbage. It was released as the lead single from their sixth studio album Strange Little Birds (2016) on 20 April 2016 by their independent label Stunvolume.[3][4]

Music video[edit]

The promotional video for "Empty" was helmed by Samuel Bayer, who also directed the first Garbage videos from their debut album.[5][6] The video shows the band playing in a room with various flashing colored light effects as well as confetti occasionally raining down from the ceiling. There are many instances where the camera is spinning in a circle around Shirley Manson and occasionally the other band members.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 39


  1. ^ Micallef, Ken (May 24, 2016). "Issue Sneak Peek: Inside Garbage's 'Strange Little Birds' Sessions". Electronic Musician. NewBay Media. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ Zaleski, Annie (June 10, 2016). "Garbage gets loose on the superlative Strange Little Birds". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "GARBAGE RELEASE NEW SINGLE "EMPTY"". Murray Chalmers PR. April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Garbage launch new single 'Empty' - listen". NME. April 21, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ Garbage Go Back to Basics (and Samuel Bayer) for the Dizzying ‘Empty’ Video
  6. ^ "Garbage Have the Spins in Whirling 'Empty' Video". SPIN Magazine. May 23, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Garbage Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 June 2016.

External links[edit]