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Song Premiere: Public Image Ltd, 'Deeper Water'

Post-punks return with quivering new track

Public Image Ltd
Paul Heartfield
May 17, 2012 9:00 AM ET

Click to listen to Public Image Ltd's 'Deeper Water'

Storied post-punk band Public Image Ltd are readying their release of THIS IS PiL, the group's first new record in 20 years. Recorded in the U.K. last year at Steve Winwood's studio, "Deeper Water" is a forceful track featuring frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten)'s quivering yells and tortured pleas.

"It was an improv, done in one take. We made it up as we went. But there is a great deal of thought that goes in before you do that," Lydon tells Rolling Stone. "It's about bad influences, bad information, bad leadership. There's 'bristled bastards that will lead you to the shore, dash you on the rocks.' Don't follow the liars. It’s a very difficult thing for me to trust people."

THIS IS PiL is set for a May 28th release date through PiL's own label, PiL Official.

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