Johnny Marr reveals new single ‘The Trap’

It's the latest track to be taken from new album 'Playland'

Johnny Marr has revealed new song ‘The Trap.’

The song is taken from Marr’s new album ‘Playland’, the follow-up to 2013’s solo debut ‘The Messenger’, and was premiered on Radcliffe and Maconie’s BBC Radio 6 show last night. Skip to 53:09 mark in the linked programme to hear the song now.

The follow-up to 2013’s solo debut ‘The Messenger’ will be released on October 6. Speaking exclusively to NME, the former Smiths guitarist said it was a continuation of his last album, written while on the road in the past two years. Unlike its predecessor, which was made between Berlin, New York and Manchester, ‘Playland’ was recorded in London at Tritone Studios near Tower Bridge. ‘The Trap’ is described as being about “how we try to hide what we’re really communicating with each other”.


The ‘Playland’ tracklisting is:

‘Back In The Box’
‘Easy Money’
’25 Hours’
‘The Trap’
‘Speak Out Reach Out’
‘Boys Get Straight’
‘This Tension’
‘Little King’

Johnny Marr tours throughout October. He will play:

Lincoln The Engine Shed (October 13)
Southend Cliffs Pavillion (14)
Bexhill De La Warr (15)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (17)
Cardiff Great Hall (18)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (20)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (21)
London O2 Academy Brixton (23)
Bath Pavilion (24)
Manchester O2 Apollo (25)
Glasgow O2 Academy (27)
Newcastle O2 Academy (28)
Leeds O2 Academy (29)

To check the availability of Johnny Marr tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.