JAKE SHEARS SHARES ‘LAST MAN DANCING’ HIFI SEAN REMIXES
NEW ALBUM – LAST MAN DANCING – OUT NOW
Jake Shears has dropped the remixes of latest single ‘Last Man Dancing’, courtesy of Hifi Sean. A-Listed and Record of the Week over on Radio 2, ‘Last Man Dancing’ is the title track and emotional mission statement from Shears’ acclaimed recent album – the Scissor Sisters frontman’s highest charting solo release to date, marking Jake Shears’ welcome return to Pop.
An affecting tribute to keep moving, whatever life throws at you, ‘Last Man Dancing’ is brilliantly reimagined by Hifi Sean today; with the Cosmic Disco Mix and Cosmic Disco Dub transforming the soaring, Abba-esque anthem into a sweaty, Italo-inspired club banger. Hifi Sean – the seminal Soup Dragons vocalist turned DJ and producer – has previously collaborated with the likes of David McAlmont, Nile Rogers, and Crystal Waters.
Listen to the remixes: https://mute.ffm.to/jakeshears_remixes
Praise for Last Man Dancing
“Pure escapism and his most effortless-sounding set since bursting out of the traps nearly 20 years ago” NME ****
“Euphoric and sensational…the soundtrack to the summer” Attitude ****
“Hypnotic disco bangers…Jake helped to prise open the door for today’s LGBTQ+ pop stars” Time Out
““Raucous, floor-filling…joy is top of the agenda” Rolling Stone
“An ode to house party hedonism…he still feels like dancing” The Guardian
As the self-confessed Last Man Dancing, Jake Shears’ new album in many ways feels like the record he was born to make. Full of incandescent nods to fellow dance music pioneers – a Sylvester falsetto here, a Patrick Cowley cowbell there, and a Berghain pulse – Shears’ lifelong love affair with club culture breaks new ground whilst sounding, too, like a spiritual homecoming. The project features the singles ‘Too Music’, ‘I Used To Be In Love’, plus a creative reunion and instant fan-favourite with Kylie Minogue on ‘Voices’. Those who RSVP to the Last Man Dancing Party will realise, too, that there is more going on than may first meet the eye: surprise guests range from Big Freedia, Boys Noize and Amber Martin to the sampled voices of Iggy Pop and Jane Fonda, in a euphoric and at times affecting record which could only come from Shears’ head. Ultimately, Jake Shears earns the album art’s trophy not just as the Last Man Dancing, but without doubt one of this generation’s most trailblazing stars.
This summer Jake Shears has brought Last Man Dancing out on the road, with sets ranging from Glastonbury, Mighty Hoopla and Pride to an intimate sold-out tour including London’s Village Underground. With more to come from Last Man Dancing, he is currently working on other exciting projects to be unveiled very soon, continuing a polymathic career which has already taken Shears from an acclaimed memoir and Broadway show to his recent Olivier-Award-winning musical ‘Tammy Faye’. With work that still speaks evenly to the margins and the masses, Jake Shears’ pull to create has remained a constant: often the Last Man Dancing, and always moving to his own beat.
25 Aug – Lincolnshire, Lost Village Festival (DJ Set)
27 Aug – Manchester, Pride