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Boy George and Culture Club release new single ‘Let Somebody Love You’

After almost 20 years, Boy George and Culture Club are back with brand new original material in the form of ‘Let Somebody Love You’.

Produced by Future Cut and written by Boy George, Roy Hay, Michael Craig, Jon Moss and Ritchie Stevens, the single is taken from the band’s forthcoming album LIFE, which is due for release on October 26. The album is available to pre-order now and features artwork shot exclusively by Rankin.

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Speaking about ‘Let Somebody Love You’ with Sara Cox on BBC Radio 2, Boy George said: “It’s about the risk of loving. It talks about how you always seem attracted to people who are trouble. Ultimately, you’ve got to take the risk to allow yourself to be loved.”

Take a listen to ‘Let Somebody Love You’ below.

LIFE will be Boy George and Culture Club’s sixth album, and their first body of work since 1999. The album will contain the following 11 tracks:

  1. God & Love
  2. Bad Blood
  3. Human Zoo
  4. Let Somebody Love You
  5. What Does Sorry Mean
  6. Runaway Train
  7. Resting Bitch Face
  8. Different Man
  9. Oil & Water
  10. More Than Silence
  11. Life

Boy George and Culture Club will begin a global tour in support of the album this summer, before bringing The Life Tour to the UK in November. They will be joined by Belinda Carlisle, and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. The tour will kick off in Nottingham on November 9, and tickets are available here.

9 November – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
10 November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
11 November – International Centre, Bournemouth
13 November – Brighton Centre, Brighton
14 November – SSE Arena, Wembley London
16 November – Arena, Birmingham
17 November – Metro Arena, Newcastle
18 November – Arena, Manchester
20 November – Venue, Hull
22 November – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
23 November – First Direct Arena, Leeds

Since their inception in 1981, Culture Club have enjoyed remarkable success with gargantuan hits including ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’ and ‘Karma Chameleon’. The Grammy winning band have sold over 150 million records worldwide and have set many records along the way.

Made up of the iconic Boy George, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss, the band were the first multi-racial group with an openly gay front man. Over the years, they have become one of the most loved and influential groups in British musical history.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
Twitter: @lifeofkatrina