English post-rock outfit Public Service Broadcasting have shared a new single, ‘Blue Heaven’, which features Andreya Casablanca of the Berlin band Gurr. It’s lifted from the band’s forthcoming album Bright Magic. Check out a video for the track, directed by Alex Southam and featuring multidisciplinary artist Celine Fortenbacher, below.
‘Blue Heaven’ was inspired by Marlene Dietrich, who, according to the band’s J. Willgoose, Esq., was “a self-made myth to come out of Berlin.” In a press release, he explained that “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.”