Boy George releases surprise new single 'Isolation' and album today

9 April 2020, 13:19

Boy George releases surprise new single 'Isolation' and album today
Boy George releases surprise new single 'Isolation' and album today. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Boy George has released a surprised new song titled 'Isolation', a tune he penned before the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

The 'Karma Chameleon' singer announced the new single from his album, This Is What I Dub , Vol. 1, which is his first on his own label, BGP [Boy George Presents].

While the title of the song sounds very relevant to those around the world right now, Boy George explained it was just "a coincidence" that he would release a song about isolation when everyone is in self-isolation.

He told fans: "This has zero to do with what’s going on now but perhaps everything in some ways.

"The lyrics befit these trying times that we are living through right now."

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Boy George releases surprise new single 'Isolation' and album today
Boy George releases surprise new single 'Isolation' and album today. Picture: PA

The 58-year-old admitted he's never felt more inspired, adding: "Expect anarchy and confusion from myself and BGP in the coming months.

"We need music now more than ever. No rules in isolation. The punk, dub spirit prevails."

Read more: Boy George film: Biopic cast, release date and storyline details

It comes after the Culture Club star told the BBC he would like an unknown actor to play him in a biopic.

He said: "Someone unknown would be amazing. I think just someone who’s good at acting.”

It was previously reported that the untitled film will chart the singer's childhood in a working class Irish family through his rise to stardom along with Culture Club in the 1980s.

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner previously said she would be "so down" to portray his younger self.

Boy George said: "It's going ahead. It's MGM. It's being written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, who did 'My Dinner with Hervé'. Who is very cool.

"There's been some really interesting suggestions. One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner.

"[People will say] she can't play you she's a woman, you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her."