Garbage Confirms: Band’s 7th Studio Album is Ready

Shirley Manson of Garbage performs in Mexico in 2016. Photo by Carlos Tischler/REX/Shutterstock (5894592m)

It has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it seems the alternative rock band Garbage is about to release a new album in the near future. Lead singer Shirley Manson took to social media to announce that work on the band’s seventh studio album is done.

“There were far more important things happening this week so I didn’t want to crow but we have big news in the house of garbage,” Manson wrote on Instagram. “It is official. We have finally finished #7 and delivered it, hook line and sinker to our new business partners @bmguk.”

The singer said she hopes fans will enjoy the new material. “I sat tonight with our engineer (and my long-suffering husband) to listen to it from top to bottom and I have to admit, I felt pretty smug about it all, if the truth be told. Love you lots. Wish you were here to enjoy the initial listening process with us. However, you will get to judge it for yourselves soon enough. Can’t WAIT for you all to hear it. Thank you for loving on us. Hope we haven’t let you down. I don’t believe we have. But you will all ultimately be the judge of THAT.”

Manson confirmed a new album in the making in several interviews last month. She said fans should expect different sounding music and that the new album is poppier than the last two albums, using more guitars and hooks.

Garbage’s last album Strange Little Birds came out in 2016. The band was set to tour with Alanis Morissette this year in support of the Jagged Little Pill tour but the tour was postponed to 2021.