Last month, Boy George & Culture Club released their first new song in 20 years. And the infectious, reggae-tinged “Let Somebody Love You” did not disappoint, distinctly recalling their early heyday, and winning rapturous reviews.
Now comes the glorious accompanying video, which we just can’t get enough of. Directed by Howard Greenhalgh, it shows the Boy and the band amidst adoring fans, riffing on the great Hyde Park Speaker’s Corner tradition. Indeed, with its multifarious crowd, genuinely celebratory vibe, and its message of love and hope (“Love is revolution / Feed the hunger in your heart / Let somebody love you”) it flies very much in the face of all the ugly divisiveness flashing across our screens every day. And isn’t that what we’d always turned to George for?
It comes as the band are in the midst of a massive North American and European tour (with The B-52s) that will eventually take them all the way to Berlin on December 5 – before they take a well deserved holiday break.