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Boy George announces first new album in 18 years 'This Is What I Do'

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Boy George has announced plans to release his first solo studio album in 18 years.

The singer will release This Is What I Do on October 28 through his own Very Me record label.

Boy George 'This Is What I Do'


"I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced and I think I have achieved it," Boy George stated.

"I was listening to things like 'Beast Of Burden' by The Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the '70s.

"[Long-time writing partner Richie Stevens's] approach was very organic and he's the best drummer in the country so the feel of the record was so locked in from the start."

Boy George, Whatsonstage.com Awards, London

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He added: "I was also writing from a happy place. This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me 'Bigger Than War' sums up the tone."

Boy George has collaborated with a host of musicians including DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham (Kitty Daisy & Lewis), Ally McErlaine (Texas / Red Sky July), MC Spee (Dreadzone) and Nizar Al Issa.

This Is What I Do will be 12 tracks long and be supported by a seven-date tour of the UK later this year.

The tracklisting for Boy George's This Is What I Do is as follows:

1. 'King of Everything'
2. 'Bigger Than War'
3. 'Live Your Life'
4. 'My God'
5. 'It's Easy'
6. 'Death of Samantha'
7. 'Any Road'
8. 'My Star'
9. 'Love and Danger'
10. 'Nice and Slow'
11. 'Play Me'
12. 'Feel the Vibration'

The full dates for Boy George's UK tour are as follows:

November 3 - Manchester, RNCM
November 5 - Birmingham, Glee Club
November 6 - Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall
November 7 - Glasgow, King Tuts
November 9 - Oxford, O2 Academy 2
November 10 - London, Koko
November 11 - Brighton, Concorde 2

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