Boy George to Release First Album in 18 Years
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:36:16
It's been a while but Boy George is back, at least in recorded form, since he never really went away.
The icon that is Boy George needs little introduction. The openly gay, former Culture Club frontman, born George O'Dowd, is a living legend.
Now, a dedicated Nichiren Buddhist, George has been focusing his energy on this new album, his first studio full-length in 18 years!
This Is What I Do is out March 25.
It was written by George and longtime writing partners John Themis, Kevan Frost and Richie Stevens (Soul II Soul, Tina Turner, Culture Club). Richie Stevens produced the record at London's Cowshed Studios and it was mixed by Dave Bascombe (Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Doves).
F The album features collaborations with the legendary producer Youth (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primal Scream, The Orb, U2, Depeche Mode), as well as a string of stellar guest musicians including DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham (Kitty Daisy & Lewis), Ally McErlaine (Texas / Red Sky July), MC Spee (Dreadzone) and Nizar Al Issa, many of whom will perform as George’s band on his live dates.
"I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced and I think I have achieved it. I was listening to things like Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the '70s... I was also writing from a happy place. This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me 'Bigger Than War' sums up the tone," says George of This Is What I Do.
Watch the "King of Everything" video below.
Will you "Do" it with Boy George?