Electropopsters LOLA DUTRONIC return with a sequel to one of their most classic tunes…
Lola Dutronic was conceived by Richard Citroen to combine his love of 60s French pop with modern electronic music. Now teamed with Germany-based singer Stephanie B, the Canada-based composer served up perhaps Lola Dutronic’s finest moment to date in the shape of 2015’s Lost In Translation album (see review here).
Prior to that, back in 2012, the global-spanning duo of Lola Dutronic knocked out a release titled ‘Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead’, an irreverent song which namechecked some of the greats in music history who had sadly passed away (and which also featured backing vocals by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth).
Now Lola Dutronic have returned with a sequel to the classic – with a revised list of ‘guests’ thanks to 2016’s devastating cull of musicians. “Our friends and fans have been urging us to update it for ages, but we’ve always said ‘no’” suggest the dynamic duo, “However, 2016 was such a pig of a year, with so many of our heroes dying, we couldn’t say no any longer, so here it is!”
Recorded and mixed over the Christmas period, the new version has mentions for Lemmy, David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen (that well-known synthpop artist). As with the original, the witty lyrics might offend some, but any tune that takes a pop at the likes of Ted Nugent is a winner in our book…
Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead : The Sequel is available via iTunes and Bandcamp.
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