"Pierrot the Clown" is a song of Placebo's fifth studio album Meds. It has a slow, mellow feeling in the song which fits its lyrical context of a character in a sombre mood. In the chorus the song compares the character to Pierrot the Clown. Its orchestration is expansive, featuring a string section, glockenspiel and acoustic guitar, among others.
Pierrot is a stock character of mime and Commedia dell'Arte, a French variant of the Italian Pedrolino. His character is that… read more