Posted: January 12, 2023 in MUSIC

For the first time since their 2015 LP, Public Image Ltd graces the world with a new track. “Hawaii” doubles as the John Lydon-led band’s bid to represent Ireland in 2023’s Eurovision Contest. Along with the single, the band will be performing “Hawaii” on The Late Late Show on February 3rd, and performing the song live is also a part of the bid. 

The single is dedicated to Lyndon’s wife, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, prompting the band to label “Hawaii” as one of the most personal songs Lyndon has ever shared. According to a report from Brooklyn Vegan, Lyndon says the new song is “dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most.

Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009 – re-recruiting Lu Edmonds and Bruce Smith from the 1980’s line-up together with new recruit Scott Firth – touring extensively and releasing two critically acclaimed albums ‘This is PiL’ in 2012 followed by ‘What The World Needs Now…’ in 2015.

John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith continue as PiL. They are the longest stable line-up in the band’s history and continue to challenge and thrive.

It’s also a message of hope that ultimately love conquers all.” Along with the new single, there are rumours that a full album from PiL will arrive in 2023,

“Hawaii” will be released on limited edition 7″ vinyl later in the year. They will also be releasing a new album this year.

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