John Lydon, leader of PIL and ex-singer of Sex Pistols, he has manifested their intention of not composing for Pistols again. The band has met in the last years to give concerts, but Lydon doesn’t want to record new works.
“The tours have dissipated old animosities”, Lydon has declared in Rolling Stone. “Unfortunately, the tour was too long and it revived all the old problems again. It ended up being very serious and exhausting for me and I felt that it was as a work.”
Y añade: “No podría componer nuevas canciones en un contexto de los Sex Pistols. Me encanta cantar las viejas canciones, porque son muy mordaces y una parte muy relevante de la historia pertenece a los Sex Pistols. Si escribo canciones nuevas, son para Pil, y eso es todo”.
And he adds: “Not it could compose new songs in a context of Sex Pistols. I love to sing the old songs, because they are very pungent and a very outstanding part of the history belongs to Sex Pistols. If I write new songs, they are for Pil, and that is everything.”
Let us remember that we had previously already announced the release in May last of “This is PiL”, the first album after 20 years of the last release of Public Image Ltd. (PiL).
In a news release, Lydon discussed “One Drop” the single of this new album: “’One Drop’ is a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future. Bearing in mind the Olympics are in London this year and who knows what that could bring for London and our country.”
Listen stream the radio debut of “One Drop.”