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Public Service Broadcasting Post New Song Blue Heaven Featuring Andreya Casablanca

Tuesday, 03 August 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Alex Lake

Public Service Broadcasting have released a new song.

Blue Heaven features vocals from Andreya Casablanca, from the Berlin band Gurr, and serves as the latest preview of the London-based band's upcoming album, 'Bright Magic', due out on September 24 through Play It Again Sam. 

The follow-up to 2017's 'Every Valley' was penned and recorded at the legendary Hansa Tonstudio facility in Berlin, Germany, where David Bowie made 'Low' and 'Heroes', and where U2 tracked 'Acthung Baby'.

The track, meanwhile, keeps the Berlin theme running and was inspired by the life of Marlene Dietrich, who was, according to the group's J. Willgoose, Esq. "a self-made myth to come out of Berlin." He added:

"The lyrics highlight her power of self-manipulation, her ambition, her bravery and her lack of compromise on vital matters of character - 'I am all my own invention / I'm in my blue heaven' and so on. It's named after the jazz number My Blue Heaven which she sang regularly and which she said first made her dream of America."

Offering up Casablanca's brooding vocals over a dreamy production that builds in intensity, Blue Heaven comes with an Alex Southam-directed video capturing the tune's cathartic energy through a performance from German dancer and choreographer Celine Fortenbacher. It follows the previously unveiled cut People, Let's Dance.

Public Service Broadcasting will support the LP's release with a UK and European tour this autumn, with Irish dates following in early 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

Public Service Broadcasting Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun October 24 2021 - CARDIFF University Great Hall
Mon October 25 2021 - BRIGHTON Dome
Tue October 26 2021 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Wed October 27 2021 - EXETER Great Hall
Thu October 28 2021 - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Sat October 30 2021 - AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre
Sun October 31 2021 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon November 01 2021 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Tue November 02 2021 - LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
Thu November 04 2021 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri November 05 2021 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
Sat November 06 2021 - ABERDEEN Music Hall
Sun November 07 2021 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Tue November 09 2021 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed November 10 2021 - LONDON O2 Brixton Academy
Thu November 11 2021 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Sun November 14 2021 - AMSTERDAM Paradiso Noord (Netherlands)
Mon November 15 2021 - HAMBURG Nochtspeicher (Germany)
Tue November 16 2021 - GOTHENBURG Pustervik (Sweden)
Wed November 17 2021 - STOCKHOLM Nalen (Sweden)
Fri November 19 2021 - BERLIN Hole 44 (Germany)
Sat November 20 2021 - MUNICH Strom (Germany)
Sun November 21 2021 - COLOGNE Helios 37 (Germany)

Wed January 19 2022 - BELFAST Limelight
Thu January 20 2022 - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Fri January 21 2022 - CORK Cypress Avenue

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