Following computer-age anthem ‘Virtual Boyfriend’, which trailered “Generation Indigo” as first single, we are thrilled to announce that the new single from the album will be the rapturous ‘Ghoulish’; the track Poly chose to be the second single before she sadly passed away.
‘Ghoulish’ represents Poly’s compassionate spirit and lifelong talent for tackling unusual but glaring subject matter. It is one of the outstanding results of the torrential creative relationship which sparked between her and producer Youth, here hot-wiring New York’s 60s girl group sound with sparkling future-sheen and swooping sonic sheets to produce a new strain of spectacular, 21st century pop music.
Speaking before the album’s release, Poly explained how the song had been inspired by Michael Jackson – how she had found Jacko‘s white face and makeup ghoulish, but ‘I could see that he was probably a nice guy…I never met him, but he seemed soft-spoken and gentle. It was all over the media and I thought I would write that song, but it could be about any goth guy.’
Hercules & Love Affair, aka Andy Butler, steps up for remix duties, draping Poly’s vocals over an exquisite Moroder-meets-acid house super-groove, with cliff-hanger drop and voluptuous peaks.
The ‘Ghoulish’ digital release featuring a new Radio Edit and the Hercules & Love Affair remix will be available to download on 7th August (8th in the US).
The brilliant video is a hilarious and moving take on the Michael Jackson angle by director Lauryn Siegal and features US actress Gaby Hoffmann.
Click HERE to watch the video.
Punk icon (X-ray Spex frontwoman) Poly Styrene passes away.
Read the statement here
We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter, won her battle on Monday evening to go to higher places.
The Return of Poly Styrene by Andrew Perry, an interview featured on EMusic.
Read the full interview here
“Generation Indigo is a fantastic return for Poly,…both musically and lyrically on this triumphant album” The Quietus
Read the full review here
Poly Styrene talks to Flux Magazine about Generation Indigo and Gender Equality
Read the full interview here
First US review of the album came out yesterday on SPIN, giving it an 8/10!
“an atom-sharp array of digital dance rock, reggae, and ye olde buzz-saw guitar and sax”
Read the full article here
Generation Indigo chosen as BBC 6 Music Album of the day!
The team at BBC 6 Music has made “Generation Indigo” its Album of the Day! Tracks from the album have been played throughout the day by the likes of Steve Lamacq, Nemone, Shaun Keaveny and Lauren Laverne
Generation Indigo is out today!
Poly has this message for fans “I don’t have a lot to give except this precious gift of music and joy. I’m so glad I can share it with you. Love Poly x”
Great press coming in for Generation Indigo from BBC Music, The Independent and The Telegraph
“Poly Styrene shines brighter than ever with Generation Indigo” The Telegraph
“Generation Indigo is a hugely enjoyable electro-pop album” The Independent
“A pop dance album par excellence bristling with positivity, tunes and ideas” BBC Music Review
A very moving and inspiring piece on Poly Styrene in The Guardian today – “Its been a rollercoaster ride, but I wouldn’t change a thing.” An interview with Dave Simpson
Read it here at The Guardian