Earlier this year we mentioned that Mark Ronson had been working with Jake Shears and Cathy Dennis, and now we get to hear the fruits of their labor. The track they all co-wrote, “Somebody To Love Me,” is the latest single issued off Ronson’s Record Collection LP, and the song not only features Boy George and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt on vocals, the video also depicts a young Boy circa June 1982 (i.e. the Culture Club years), looking his glammed-out best!
“I’ve been performing with [Ronson] whenever I can,” George says in a new interview with the Guardian, “and it’s great. I get to come on at the end for one song and take all the glory with none of the stress.”
Blogger Xolondon points out on The Middle Eight that the “footage” is all faked by director Saam Farahmand, and that it’s actually an actress (yes, female) portraying Boy George.
Xo even had a Twitter exchange with Culture Club’s famous wailing backing vocalist Helen Terry last night, who noted, “I saw and and thought- hang on George would have never, ever gone to a party like THAT! We were nowhere near as perky BITD… Having said that it took me a minute to realise that it wasn’t real.”
Aw—way to burst our bubble, Helen. Still, that’s some amazing attention to detail in the clip.