May 1, 2009
Boy George's beautifully cruel twist
A writer could not have plotted this one. Boy George is sentenced to prison at the very moment when he's pulling his life back together. He disappears behind bars. And then, out of the blue, comes a poignant new ballad, American Heart, done with a group called Bliss. The female voice on the song is Alexandra Hamnede, but George covers most of the lead. It's very somber and elegant. This, paired with Yes We Can, suggest that George still has something meaningful to give pop music. I hope he does something brilliant when he's back in the world...
Bliss feat Boy George American Heart:
UK residents can buy American Heart on iTunes - or youy can order the CD single on Amazon UK - it comes in single and album mixes. If anyone has an MP3 of Innocence Is Lost, Boy's promo-only collaboration with Groove Armada, please send it to me. I lost my copy and it's one of his best songs (hear it).