Like The Cars before them, whose last album, Move Like This, released in 2011 (Next one, please!!!), showed that the boys haven’t lost a step, Culture Club is in great shape to replicate that essence.
Culture Club have released their first single off their as yet undated album release, Tribes, which is expected early 2015. But I have to say that the new song, “More Than Silence” is WOW! It’s a Pop offering, no doubt, but then what did Culture Club release but finely honed Pop classics. Yes, they were a brilliant set of songs beginning with the timeless “Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me?”, following with “Time (Clock Of The Heart)”, “Karma Chameleon”, and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”, to name a few more. But they are classic, memorable tunes that many of us replay from time to time.
After the second reunion (the first resulted in Don’t Mind If I Do, released back in 1999, with the excellent “I Just Wanna Be Loved”), the band decided to give it another trot. Their evolution as a band is immaculate, with a clear mind to great song-craft. I’m quite impressed with “More Than Silence”, which is on its perhaps (I’m not kidding), 100th spin.
And so, here I am recommending a listen to the new song, and, if you liked it as much as I have, scooting on over to their pledge site to buy the album. I’m very excited for its release just by the song itself.
Tribes will be released via the band’s own label, Different Man Music. The offerings will include a suite of good things that include not only the standard CD issue, a 2CD Deluxe Set with bonus live tracks, extended liner notes, and a card insert autographed by each member of the band, an LP with double gatefold, the expected digital tracks (MP3, 24-bit FLAC), as well as cool purchases that include Tees, signed photo-cards, a pair of drumsticks (signed), a hat worn by Boy George, and a limited treat for hand-written lyric sheet by Boy George. Check all of that out right here.
Enjoy the song!