With their highly-anticipated new album now just a few weeks away, Public Service Broadcasting have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale' follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Blue Heaven' and 'People, Let's Dance' in previewing their fourth LP 'Bright Magic', which is out on the 24th September via Play It Again Sam.
Speaking about the new offering, the band's J. Willgoose, Esq. said, “All of these films are remarkable, ground-breaking works which epitomise for me the idea of bright magic, but I think Viking Eggeling’s Symphonie Diagonale is my favourite of the three we’ve written about. The track is a plaintive piano and synth piece to mirror what I saw as a mournful, elegiac film. The sound is heavily influenced by Vangelis - the patterns and light in Eggeling’s work remind me of some of Blade Runner's incredible production design (for example the famous Frank Lloyd Wright balcony and some of the neon imagery), and there’s very much a through line from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to Ridley Scott’s film.”
Check out the new video for 'Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale' in the player below.