The following is a shameless regurgitatum of a press release. The gist is that Boy George has released a new album- Ordinary Alien- in an attempt to prove that he still has it.
Mr. George is widely loved for his music in the 80s- I myself am a fan- and for his satire on television in the years since. He has never quite left the music industry and now he’s putting his stamp back on it once more. Early indications of the album are good- an up to date and energetic offering. I will update when I hear more.
Today, pop icon Boy George releases his first artist album in almost ten years. Following a non-stop, sell-out European tour with ‘Night Of The Proms’ in 2010 where George performed to over 15,000 fans a night; one of the World’s most recognizable figures is officially back on mainstream music’s radar for good.
‘Ordinary Alien’ is an accomplished collection of tracks featuring Boy George & Kinky Roland’s faultless mod-pop production. As songwriters and all-round creative entities, Boy George and Kinky Roland have worked closely over the past fifteen years and Ordinary Alien is born out of this relationship – the pair are renowned for their seemingly never-ending surplus of quality material.
If Boy George isn’t writing then he is simply not Boy George – moving into 2011 and in light of this huge body of work, Boy George is determined to be recognized as the talented musician he is. Ordinary Alien is the rise of George again – releasing fresh music to the World and chipping away at his craft as a writer, a singer, and a successful producer. Boy George has been working closely with Decode Records – first releasing ‘Amazing Grace’ in March 2010, moving onto working with Decode on the launch of his own label. After spending years working with majors, George is happier working with an independent label as it gives infinite scope for personal creativity.
Originating from Berlin, Kinky Roland has been producing top selling tracks and remixes with some of the biggest names in Dance Music – Bananarama, S’Express with Mark Moore, Roland Sebastian Faber (Aube records), Mini Legend, Starcluster (with Keen K on Aube Records), Marc Almond, Jonny Slut, Glen Gregory, Fran, Princess Julia, Gene Serene, John Taylor; and of course Boy George.
Boy George first shot to international stardom in the 1980s as the front man of one of the UK’s biggest exports – Culture Club, who are re-uniting in 2012 for a Word tour to celebrate the group’s 30th Anniversary. He has sold over 50 million albums and has had top 10 hits in every country. Singer, actor, DJ, artist, photographer, fashion designer, he has constantly reinvented himself and remains today one of the world’s most recognizable, iconic figures. Having recently recorded a track for Mark Ronson’s album ‘The Business International’, George and Mark continue to work together and are both appearing at The Roundhouse on February 16th 2011.
Boy George ‘Ordinary Alien’ is released on 31st Jan 2011 in HMV and through iTunes – http://tiny.cc/ordinaryalien