Cover star of GCN’s 2016 Pride Issue Jake Shears has just launched his first solo single ‘Creep City’ today, which fans of Scissor Sisters will easily warm to.
The Scissor Sisters frontman’s first foray into the world of solo artistry comes after the singer moved to New Orleans in 2015, reports Billboard.
Shears emailed his fans to let them know his new single had dropped online.
“I’ve not put out much out the last five years — musically that is — other than a collaboration here or there,” Shears wrote.
“There was a moment in time, that I really wasn’t interested in making a solo record. I found the notion a little cheesy.
“But I was talking with a friend one day and he said: ‘There’s no issue with you making a solo record — as long as it’s fantastic.’ I took that to heart.”
Shears described his Southern-twanged track ‘Creep City’ as a “pretty theatrical jam, with quite a few twists and turns.”
Performing live in New York City and London later this month, Shears invited fans to attend his concerts to “hear more”.
Jake Shears’ Upcoming Projects
Fans of the artist will also be able to “spend a couple hours in a room” with him thanks to a mysterious upcoming project that he’s working on.
“My time hasn’t been spent just making music. I’ve also completed another labor of love that I’ll share details on shortly. AND will soon be announcing another way that we can spend a couple hours in a room together in a way that we’ve never done before. It’s the big ol’ slew of stuff,” he wrote.
The ‘Let’s Have A Kiki’ singer gave some insight into the inspiration for his new music, saying: “The world is upside down right now. In the thick of it, I feel that we still need tunes that make us smile, that make us wanna sing and dance like fools.”
Check out ‘Creep City’ below:
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