A year with a new Scissor Sisters album is always a good year, isn't it? Well 2012 started in the best possible way since its very first day saw the release of a new Scissters track, the mighty fierce Shady Love, which features hot rap chick Azealia Banks. Quite different from anything the band had released before, it paved the way for their fourth studio album Magic Hour which was released at the end of May.
Exciting it is, dear readers. While Nightwork remains my absolue favorite, I was pleased to see Jake & co didn't play it safe by mixing influences, sounds and collaborations. While some tracks are clearly weaker (San Luis Obispo, The secret life of Letters) the rest is totally exciting. Keep Your Shoes On, Somewhere and Self Control, with their sexy electro beats, are my picks from the bunch, and Inevitable, Baby Come Home and Shady Love are close contenders.
But to be honest, the central track on here is Ana-led Let's Have a Kiki, a total slutfest of a track about the drag scene, that's sexier than your wildest night at the club. And guess what? I've been lucky enough to discuss the Kiki thing with the whole band while they were promoting the record in Paris a few weeks back. The adorable bunch fill us in on Magic Hour, their place in the current music economy, their collaborations and of course, Kylie.
Pop fans, it doesn't get any better than this. So as Ana says: "lock the doors, lower the blinds, fire up the smoke machine and put on your heels".
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Magic Hour is available to purchase on CD & digital formats.
Tour in the fall, with a stop in Paris on October 14 (Le Trianon)
New single: Baby Come Home