Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears announces self-titled solo album, shares “Creep City”: Stream

It arrives on August 10th

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Jake Shears

    Scissor SistersJake Shears made his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots earlier this year, but his new video for solo single “Creep City” is Cabaret through and through. Premiered via The Fader, the video accompanies the announcement of Shears’ upcoming, self-titled debut solo album, which arrives on August 10th.

    The album’s 12 tracks were recorded in Louisville with Kevin Ratterman and a host of local musicians that include members of My Morning Jacket. “Every song on the record is one live take with eight or nine people playing together,” he told The Fader. “It was exhilarating to not feel confined to a grid. We basically ditched the middleman, and I was able to create something that was truly my own. I’ve never felt so cocky about anything I’ve made.”

    The below video, directed by Mac Boucher (Grimes’ collaborator/brother), evokes the song’s carnivalesque debauchery with a slew of scantily-clad debutantes and Shears’ eyebrow-raising outfits, one of which looks plucked from a churchgoing octogenarian.


    See the video, as well as the album’s artwork and tracklist, below.

    Jake Shears Artwork:

    jake-shears-creep-city-solo-albumJake Shears Tracklist:
    01. Introduction
    02. Good Friends
    03. Big Bushy Mustache
    04. Sad Song Backwards
    05. Everything I’ll Ever Need
    06. All For What
    07. S.O.B.
    08. Creep City
    09. The Bruiser
    10. Clothes Off
    11. Palace In The Sky
    12. Mississippi Delta (I’m Your Man)