With a great song, “presented” aka produced by Boy George, this is a classy chunk of pop, which brings back memories of the 80s, along with artists like Bowie and Lou Reed. Lloyd Dixon, the vocalist, is well-known on the London club scene as model and DJ Lady Lloyd, a drag queen frequently dressed by Vivienne Westwood (more here)
Boy George remains an iconic figure in popular music and in the pantheon of openly-gay artists, someone who has managed to refresh his appeal over a long career.
It seemed that Lana Del Rey’s original version of Video Games would be the one that played in your memory for ever, but Boy George’s cover threatens to displace it, and has a great video directed by Mike Nicholls. It’s the first track to be released from a whole album of cover versions, which we suspect many of us will love!