June 10th of this year saw the release of Garbage’s sixth studio album Strange Little Birds. Released via the American-Scottish band’s own independent record label Stunvolume, the lead single “Empty” off the record reached number 39 on the US Alternative Songs on the Billboard charts.
Now the alternative rockers have released their second single “Magnetized” with a video directed by Scott Stuckey, the creator for the Washington D.C.-based children’s show Pancake Mountain.
The video features a young redheaded Shirley Manson lookalike wearing several Victorian-themed outfits as she meddles about in a laboratory among images involving strange scientific elements, flashing lights, and flickering television screens.
Garbage lead singer, and the face of the legendary rock group, told Dazed, “We made the video for ‘Magnetized’ at Pancake Mountain Headquarters in Los Angeles with an incredibly gifted team under the madcap direction of my next door neighbour Scott Stuckey. We wanted to create an ode to the magic of science and the mysteries of love.”