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The video for the song pays homage to the legacy of George’s career through equality and paving the way for a younger generation of artists. It features George and The Lottery Winners bringing the song’s bright elements to life with a neon-draped performance, as well as starring This Is England actor Will Travis.
“Filming the video felt like a beautiful fever dream,” shared frontman Thom Rylance. “I was in this strange neon world laughing and singing with Boy George. He’s probably the nicest and most interesting person I’ve ever met.”
‘Let Me Down’ came from Rylance’s interest in researching pop icons and understanding what makes a song a classic. He shared that he was listening to a lot of Boy George’s music and ended up writing a song for him to sing without realising it.
Of the single, Boy George said: “It’s an earworm! It’s the catchiest song I’ve ever heard… after ‘Karma Chameleon’!”
In a recent interview with NME, Rylance shared: “George’s voice on ‘Let Me Down’ is chilling. I get goosebumps hearing it. I was supposed to sing the second verse, but George sang it all. I thought: ‘I can’t delete Boy George’s vocal and put mine on instead. Obviously not!’ I’m in the background somewhere instead.”
‘Let Me Down’ is the third single released from The Lottery Winner’s upcoming album ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’ – set for release on April 28 via Modern Sky.
The new LP chronicles a year in the life of Rylance, including struggles with his mental health. ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’ has been previewed with its opening song ‘Worry’, written when Rylance was at his lowest ebb.
Meanwhile, the band is set to embark on tour next month. Check out the dates below and get tickets here.
4 – Sheffield, Leadmill
9 – Schijndel, Netherlands, Paaspop Festival
10 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
12 – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
13 – Norwich, Epic Studios
14 – Oxford, Bullingdon
15 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
16 – Hertford, Corn Exchange
18 – Birmingham, Mama Roux
19 – Glasgow, Room 2
20 – Leeds, Brudenell
21 – Middlesborough, Empire
22 – Warrington, Parr Hall
23 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
25 – Exeter, Phoenix
26 – Bristol, Thekla
27 – Brighton, Patterns
28 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
29 – London, Lafayette
2 – Stoke Sugarmill
3 – Grimsby Docks Academy
27 – Live At Leeds In The Park Festival
28 – Manchester Neighbourhood Festival
15 – Isle of Wight Festival
12 – Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall
19 – This Feeling By The Sea Festival
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