Album: Days Of Abandon (2014)
  • This features guest vocals from A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Jen Goma. Frontman Kip Berman explained to Billboard magazine: "I wrote the lyrics, and I didn't actually write them thinking someone else would sing them. But I think it works, since 'Life After Life' is a bit in drag -- given that the lyrics draw on Genet's Our Lady of The Flowers as partial inspiration."

    "But the idea of drag and the performance of gender is so open-ended that it really doesn't matter if the voice is (biologically) female or male," he added. "And given that Jen's voice is a bit more brassy and biting than mine, I thought that it conveyed a more complex relationship between confidence and frailty, strength and despair. Plus, it gets boring to listen to me for ten songs in a row, right?"
  • Our Lady of the Flowers (Notre Dame des Fleurs) was the debut novel of French writer Jean Genet (1910 –1986). First published in 1943 it is a largely autobiographical account of a man's journey through the Parisian underworld, featuring a fictionalized drag queen alter-ego by the name of Divine.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")Song Writing

Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.

Judas PriestSongwriter Interviews

Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.

Tim Butler of The Psychedelic FursSongwriter Interviews

Tim and his brother Richard are the Furs' foundation; Tim explains how they write and tells the story of "Pretty In Pink."

DevoSongwriter Interviews

Devo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing.

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.