Boy George teams up with The Lottery Winners for new track Let Me Down
By Classic Pop | March 29, 2023
The Lottery Winners have released the new single and video for their collaboration with pop icon Boy George.
Let Me Down is taken from their upcoming album Anxiety Replacement Therapy, out 28th April on Modern Sky UK.
The track features Boy George, recalling moments from his solo career and Culture Club.
The video for the song pays homage to the legacy of George’s career. It features George and The Lottery Winners, as well as This Is England actor Will Travis.
Of the video, The Lottery Winners’ frontman Thom Rylance says: “Filming the video felt like a beautiful fever dream. 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.”
The track Let Me Down itself came about through a mixture of inspiration in its conception, and perspiration in badgering Boy George to appear on it:
“I was researching what it is that makes a song a classic,” Rylance says. “I’m intrigued by pop icons and the idea of classic songs, so I was listening to a lot of Boy George. I wrote Let Me Down for George without knowing it. The song has a light and sunny 80s feel, with a lot of the same colours as other Boy George songs. When the penny dropped that George should sing it, I couldn’t rest until he agreed. Which I’m sure wasn’t very fun for him.”
Around 55 tweets later, according to Thom, George agreed to hear it, sending the response, “Darling, I love it!”
On Let Me Down, Boy George says, “It’s an earworm! It’s the catchiest song I’ve ever heard… after Karma Chameleon!”
The track follows on from the release of the first single from the album ‘Worry’, and the Shaun Ryder collaboration ‘Money’.
The Lottery Winners have also announced a recent tour, as well as festival dates throughout the summer including Neighbourhood Weekender in Manchester in May.
Full dates and tickets are available from TheLotteryWinners.co.uk
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The Lottery Winners Tour Dates 2023
4 April Sheffield Leadmill
9 April Paaspop Festival (Schijndel, Netherlands)
10 April Amsterdam Paradiso
12 April Liverpool O2 Academy 2
13 April Norwich Epic Studios
14 April Oxford Bullingdon
15 April Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
16 April Hertford Corn Exchange
18 April Birmingham Mama Roux
19 April Glasgow Room 2
20 April Leeds Brudenell
21 April Middlesborough Empire
22 April Warrington Parr Hall
23 April Nottingham Rescue Rooms
25 April Exeter Phoenix
26 April Bristol Thekla
27 April Brighton Patterns
28 April Southampton Engine Rooms
29 April London Lafayette
2 May Stoke Sugarmill
3 May Grimsby Docks Academy
27 May Live At Leeds In The Park Festival
28 May Manchester Neighbourhood Festival
15 June Isle of Wight Festival
12 August Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall
19 August This Feeling By The Sea Festival