"Blood For Poppies" felt like an obvious choice to be a single when it was released in advance of the record. "Big Bright World" doesn't have that same immediate feel although it's still a very good song from one of my favorite records of 2012.
The video is anything but big and bright at the outset as Garbage continues with the black-and-white motif but flourishes of color become more prevalent by the video's end. "Poppies" was a black-and-white video and so were a couple of the promo clips they released in advance of the record. The visuals are powerful and Shirley Manson is a glamorous, imposing figure.
The band has toured extensively in support of the album in Europe and in the US. Unfortunately, their only stop near me is a festival appearance in Atlanta. I hate festivals and Atlanta. I would overlook the latter to see Garbage do a full set but I'm not going to pack myself in with a million mouthbreathers for an abbreviated set. I'll cross my fingers and hope they add more dates and/or don't take seven years to record and tour again.
Check out the video for "Big Bright World" below: