February 1, 2023
© John Lydon

Public Picture Ltd. (PiL) have launched the lyric video for Hawaii, which was handwritten by John Lydon. The band are confirmed to participate within the competitors to signify Eire on the 67th annual Eurovision Track Contest subsequent Friday third February, with probably the most private piece of songwriting and accompanying art work that John Lydon has ever shared. 

The music is a love letter to John’s spouse of practically 5 a long time, Nora, who resides with Alzheimer’s. A pensive, private but common love music that can resonate with many, the music sees John reflecting on their lifetime effectively spent and specifically one among their happiest moments collectively in Hawaii.

The powerfully emotional ballad is as shut as John will ever come to bearing his soul. “It’s devoted to everybody going by way of robust occasions on the journey of life, with the particular person they look after probably the most,” John says. “It’s additionally a message of hope that in the end love conquers all.”

Watch the video for ‘Hawaii’ – BELOW:

The competitors will happen from 9.30 pm on third February 2023 on Eire’s The Late Late Present and might be dwell streamed right here.

Celebrating their 40-year anniversary in 2018, Public Picture Ltd. haven’t been going fairly so long as John and Nora, nevertheless, the band is extensively considered probably the most revolutionary and influential bands of all time.

PiL’s music and imaginative and prescient has earned them 5 UK Prime 20 singles and 5 UK Prime 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and distinctive sound – fusing rock, dance, people, pop and dub – Lydon guided the band from their debut album First Concern in 1978 by way of to 1992’s That What Is Not, earlier than a 17-year hiatus. Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009, touring extensively worldwide and releasing two critically acclaimed albums That is PiL in 2012 adopted by their tenth studio album What The World Wants Now… in 2015, which peaked at quantity 29 within the official UK album charts and picked up improbable acclaim from each press and public. (The album additionally peaked at quantity 3 within the official UK indie charts and quantity 4 within the official UK vinyl charts). What The World Wants Now… was self-funded by PiL and launched on their very own label ‘PiL Official’ by way of Cargo UK Distribution.

John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith proceed as PiL. They’re the longest steady line-up within the band’s historical past and proceed to problem and thrive.

Hawaii is obtainable on all digital platforms from ninth January and will probably be launched on restricted version 7” vinyl later within the yr.

PiL will probably be releasing a brand new album this yr. Particulars to be introduced quickly…

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