“Life”: Boy George & Culture Club Return with Their First Album in 20 Years

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Life (BMG)

On their first new album in two decades, Boy George & Culture Club transcend genre to deliver a truly celebratory party album. As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club pushed the envelope when they hit MTV in the early 1980s. Such subsequent blue-eyed soul chart toppers as “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” and “Karma Chameleon” (to name but a few) were met with international acclaim and sales that would further secure their legendary status. The group disbanded for decades but reunited in 2014 and have since been on multiple sold-out tours around the globe. On Life, the band picks up right where they left off — ready to let loose and enjoy life’s daily treasures, rather than worry about the troubling state of the world. You’ll find no “War is stupid” here. Lead single “Let Somebody Love You” is a reggae-tinged treat simply claiming with conviction that “love is revolution.” The accompanying video features people of all sizes, shapes, ages, races and religions — serving up a not-so-subtle response to the widespread xenophobia currently on display in many corners of the world. Elsewhere, “God & Love”, “Human Zoo” and “More Than Silence” prove that Boy George & Culture Club remain at the top of their game.

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Last modified: November 28, 2018