Boy George :: Calmer, Relaxed, & On Tour With A New CD
In 1983 the world was introduced to the British band Culture Club through its debut album "Colour by Numbers." With its out front man Boy George, the band went on to be the first group since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in the United States from a debut album, and to receive the Best New Artist Grammy Award following the album's release.
With seven Top Ten U.S. singles under his belt and continued success as a solo artist with over 150 million records sold, Boy George is without a doubt a living legend. George's latest release and first studio album in 18 years, This Is What I Do, introduces us to a much calmer and relax Boy George than of years past, but is successful in reminding us of his innovative songwriting ability and his desire to tell a story.
"I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced and I think I have achieved it," George released in a statement. "I was listening to things like 'Beast of Burden' by The Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the '70s." George acknowledges that "This Is What I Do" comes from a happier place, perhaps, than solo albums he has made in the past. "This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me, 'Bigger Than War' (the song) sums up the tone of the album," says George.
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.