Johnny Marr – “The Trap”

Next month, Johnny Marr will release his second solo LP, Playland, the follow-up to last year’s The Messenger. (I always thought of the 2003 release Boomslang, by Johnny Marr + The Healers, to be his solo debut, but I guess not. They were every bit Zak Starkey’s band, too!) We already heard Playland’s first single, “Easy Money,” which was a pretty excellent electronic-pop song, and today, we hear another, “The Trap,” which sounds … nothing like “Easy Money.” It kinda reminds me of the mellow psychedelic rock stuff that Ride were doing on their 1994 LP Carnival Of Light. It’s not gonna make anyone forget about the Smiths, but it’s a good song! BBC Radio 6 premiered it, and if you go here and scroll ahead to 53:09, you can hear it now.

(Via Consequence Of Sound.)

Playland is out 10/7 on Warner Music Group.

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