Culture Club frontman Boy George, who is usually never seen without his signature makeup and top hat, decided to bare it all for a scene in Culture Club's new music video for their single, "Life."
The single is off their latest album—also titled Life—which was released in October.
That's right fans! The band is back together!
Culture Club's 6th studio album—Life—is available here.
In an interview with People, George O'Dowd, aka Boy George stated:
"It's a celebration of recovery, of second chances—maybe more than second chances; we're talking, like, cat lives."
"I think the song, of all the songs that we've written recently, is the most representative of where I am in my life and how I feel and the kind of gratitude that I feel. It's the awareness of how good things are and how things have changed."
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You can watch the video here:
Boy George & Culture Club - Life (Official Video)youtu.be
"I think people have become quite familiar with this sort of 'image' of me, and I like that image—I'm not bothered about that—but it's quite nice to show other things. That doesn't mean I'm going to stop wearing makeup—don't worry Jeffree Star! But I think it's about being comfortable with who I am now."
The singer also detailed his reaction to a scene in the video where he cries, saying:
"It made me feel a little aghast or a little unsettled, and I like that. I just thought, 'That's interesting.' Because it's not necessarily how I want people to see me."
"But then it's okay, as well. I'm comfortable with it, and I think that's the difference say, 20 years ago or 30 years ago. I would have been much more cautious about doing something like this."
People loved it.
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Loving the new video of #LIFE. I feel power, delight and sorrow. Boy George disappears at the end of the video, wh… https://t.co/IyORQjDRw0— 雅子Masako✈️ (@雅子Masako✈️) 1545208903.0
WOW! This is so powerful, so raw and so moving. My favorite song of 2018 ‘LIFE’ written and sung by the incomparabl… https://t.co/K9W2v5hNYC— Dorit Kemsley (@Dorit Kemsley) 1545185444.0
Boy George says their video for "Life" is meant to channel the spirit of videos like Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U."
Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U [Official Music Video]www.youtube.com
"I was definitely thinking about Sinéad when I was stripped bare," he says.
"The director said to me, 'Can you cry?' I was like, 'No! I've never been asked to cry!' I actually found it quite therapeutic, and I don't even really know what I was crying about."
"But I really enjoyed being vulnerable, and I felt like there was a kind of magic to the whole day of making the video."
"I like the fact that I can be beautiful and then scruffy. It makes those moments when you dress up more fun."
"When you're younger, I think the idea of bumping into someone when you weren't looking your best was quite horrific. But now, if somebody comes up to me in the street and I'm looking really plain, I always say, 'If you're happy with this version of me, take a picture, go for it'."
"It's great to contrast riding a train and not being noticed and then going to a red carpet event and being lavish with lots of attention and being photographed. I think it sits very well with my Gemini sensibilities because I'm always in two minds about what I think and what I feel."
In a separate interview for Out, he said:
"Well, this song is really about looking forward, not back. When we go onstage, I would say it's probably the most representative of who I am now."
"I'm not sure if I can speak for the other guys, but the way the song is written, it's written for me now, and I feel so comfortable when I perform that song."
"It's a song about recovery. It's about change. It's about gratitude. It's about realizing that you get to do the things you love everyday..."
"When I started this journey all those years ago, I had no idea that I would ever be at this point, that I would have all this to look back on and to look forward to. So, it's a song about taking stock."
We're here for it.