PiL Name New Album

'This Is PiL'

Public Image Limited have revealed that their new album will “probably” be named ‘This Is PiL’.

A trailblazing, ground breaking act, Public Image Limited have always been protective of their independence. So when sessions began for a new album, fans quickly realised that they were going to have to wait.

The death of Ari Up halted recording sessions, with John Lydon retreating to look after his family. Convalescing at home, the singer returned to the line up earlier this year to focus on PiL’s first album in almost two decades.

Speaking to 6Music recently, John Lydon gave fans an update. “I was always full of ideas, but I had to wait until I had enough money to release an album. Everybody thinks I made such a fortune with the Sex Pistols,” he explained. “Well, unfortunately that is not true, to make this record we had to tour extensively for two years.”

Continuing, John Lydon revealed a potential title for the new album. “It is probably going to be called ‘This is PiL’ basically because it is, it is all the work, effort and energy we put into this record.”

Speaking to ClashMusic last year, the frontman revealed that independence had re-ignited his love of music. “It is, for the first time ever, I’m truly and completely enjoying my work. There are many, many problems: business and financial but they’re surmountable. What you can never get over is animosities. There’s no need for it, PiL doesn’t make music because it hates people. Quite the opposite. It’s an act of love!”

Musing on a potential new release, John Lydon explained that a few record labels had expressed an interest in working with PiL. “Hopefully it will involve a completely new record label and there are people out there now that are starting to pay attention. But the only way you can be a potential for a new label is by playing live and proving the point that you are worthy to be taken note of. For me, I think I should be taken note of anyway (laughs).”

“I’ve done enough for the wonderful world of music really. It should somehow be an easier ride, but it isn’t. So therefore I have to smile in the face of adversity and progress from there in or there on.”

PiL are set to release their new album in 2012.

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