Forward of his sixtieth birthday on June 14, Boy George has shared a brand new single, ‘The Finest Factor Since Sliced Bread’.
The observe was launched alongside a movie clip co-staring Boy George and Samantha Renke, the latter of whom additionally served as its director.
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In a press assertion, Boy George famous that his collaboration with Renke has been a very long time coming.
“As quickly I completed this music I had just one particular person in thoughts to be within the video,” he stated. “I’ve talked with Samantha for a protracted whereas about working collectively and lockdown made it troublesome. Nevertheless, take a look at Samantha’s directorial debut. All of the scenes and characters are filmed by her.
“Her humour and sweetness are good for this music!”
‘The Finest Factor Since Sliced Bread’ was co-written by Benny D, and comes as Boy George’s third single for 2021, following ‘Good Intentions’ in April and ‘Swoon’ in Could.
Talking to NME on the 2021 BRIT Awards final month, Boy George revealed he was working tirelessly on new music. “I’m simply going utterly kamikaze,” he stated. “Fuck the foundations. Don’t inform me what to do anymore.
“I don’t actually have a hard and fast thought about who that particular person is anyway, as a result of I’m not that particular person anymore. I in all probability wasn’t that particular person on the time.”
“I’ve by no means had this a lot time to indulge with what I’m doing musically. I make artwork as nicely, and I’ve simply had fun being nonetheless for a bit and going, ‘Really, why do I what I do?’ It’s been an fascinating 12 months for me as a result of I lastly perceive why I do what I do now.”
He additionally spoke about his forthcoming biopic, Karma Chameleon (named for the 1983 single that Boy George launched as a member of Tradition Membership), which is about to discover the pop icon’s life via a stylised lens à la Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman.
He mentioned the gap he felt from the movie and the character who will probably be in it, saying, “I don’t actually have a hard and fast thought about who that particular person is anyway, as a result of I’m not that particular person anymore. I in all probability wasn’t that particular person on the time.
“I’m not saying I used to be a financial institution robber or one thing, however all my stuff is on the market. I’ve by no means actually been an individual who has had secrets and techniques. I’ve by no means had a press agent to cease this stuff popping out, so it’s all on the market.
“So actually the reality is probably the most fascinating factor, I don’t suppose there’s any have to fabricate. It’s simply whether or not whoever performs me will get me, and doesn’t suppose they should play a caricature.”
In March, Boy George expressed an curiosity in releasing new music and artwork as NFTs (non-fungible tokens), musing, “I really like metaphors and thriller and crypto sound like klepto in order that makes me a crypto maniac.”