Blondie recently announced their eleventh studio album ‘Pollinator’, scheduled for release by BMG on 5 May; an incredible new record and a modern take on the classic, vintage sound of one of the world’s most influential and legendary bands.
They also unveiled the first single from the album ‘Fun’, universally embraced as an uplifting disco classic. Now the video for FUN is launched with the band going intergalactic, escaping the confines of an unsteady Earth for the party planet of Mars – where everyone is welcomed, accepted and celebrated. And Blondie are the house band.
As Chris Stien puts it: [quote style=’1′ cite=”]Quoting Emma Goldman, ‘If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution’. In these trying times we need some fun. We’re very serious about fun.[/quote]
Debbie Harry adds: [quote style=’1′ cite=”]This is music as it’s supposed to be; filled with spirit, fun and soul.[/quote]
Directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, the New York based photographer and director who most recently worked on Beyonce’s Lemonade and her Formation World Tour, the film is as literal escape from the current tension and division gripping the USA and beyond. It uses imagery inspired by Blondie songwriter and guitarist Chris Stein’s remarkable photography that spans their experience of New York’s music and club culture from the 1970s onwards. Many of the extras are current New York club scene regulars and friends of Blondie guitarist Matt Katz-Bohen, including Project Runway favourite and make up artist Raja.
Fun is available to stream and download now, with a highly collectible 7” vinyl pressing available only from independent retailers, and limited to 1000 copies.