Public Service Broadcasting have just announced their new single ‘Progress’.
The immersive music trio, who have quickly risen out of nowhere to become major festival names, have released the single from their third upcoming album (the details around which remain under wraps).
It features guest vocals from Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, adding her distinctively effective voice and her driving repetition of the phrase ‘I believe in Progress’ over vocal samples that make subtle reference to an automated and technological world. All tie together into a tightly assembled, chart-ready single.
Public Service Broadcasting‘s J. Wilgoose says of the release: “I think some people have thought – wrongly, in my eyes – that what we do is about nostalgia, when to me it’s about celebrating human achievements, innovation and resilience, even in the face of overwhelming odds.
“This song is an attempt to state that more explicitly, especially at a time when certain regressive elements seem determined to take us back to some non-existent, halcyon 1950s era. Progress will win in the end – it has to.”
The release follows on from the runaway success of their second album ‘The Race for Space’ which led to them selling out the National Space Centre and Brixton Academy and hitting top 11 on the album chart. The three musicians making up the band have had a fantastic career so far, with two strong LP releases, and their third album looks set to follow the same trajectory.