Austrian art-pop outfit Bilderbuch return with new single ‘Bluezone’.
The band are based in Vienna, and have become cult sensations in German-speaking countries. Melding off piste new waves sounds – think XTC or Talking Heads – with 21st century influences, Bilderbuch have found massive success.
Returning with new material, the band have also outlined plans for a series of UK shows in Spring 2024. Set to play Hackney’s Oslo venue on March 28th, the news is accompanied by a burst of whipsmart new odd-pop songwriting.
Out now, ‘Bluezone’ is marked by the connection between the political and the personal, matching the seemingly minor decisions in our daily lives to the broader societal trends that frame our existence.
Bilderbuch’s lead singer Maurice Ernst says:
‘Bluezone’ is about manic self-optimisation and how friendships and other areas of life can suffer under the pressure to be perfect. ‘I just wanna die alone, du lebst jetzt in der Bluezone (you’re living in the blue zone now) describes a longing for the human spirit when neoliberalism seeps into everyday life.
We wrote ‘Bluezone’ spontaneously during a recording session for our recent EP ‘Softpower’ but decided it should have its own release. The track thrives on a feverish mood that didn’t fit in atmospherically with the dark rock attitude of Softpower but instead developed its own introspective, slightly melancholic feel.
Deliciously witty, ‘Bluezone’ could be part of Bilderbuch’s crossover moment.
Tune in now.