Jake Shears has shared two new versions of ‘I Used To Be In Love’ to accompany latest album Last Man Dancing. The polymathic Scissor Sisters’ front-man also recently confirmed details of his West End debut, having joined the cast of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club alongside Self Esteem (aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor) from September 25th. Tickets for the production – which took home seven Olivier Awards and is directed by Rebecca Frecknall – are on sale now.
The ‘I Used To Be In Love’ remixes follow the recently-released reworks of ‘Last Man Dancing’ courtesy of HiFi Sean, continuing Shears’ life-long love affair with club culture. Today, electronic duo YAME and also Le Chev (who’s featured on the thrilling electronic odyssey, ‘8 Ball’) provide their own spin on the hedonistic and heartfelt ‘I Used To Be In Love’.
2023 has seen Jake Shears back where he belongs: at the centre of the party, and a multi-hyphenate figure who’s central to the cultural landscape. Critically acclaimed recent album Last Man Dancing marked his highest charting solo release to date, and featured the kind of RSVP list that could only come from Jake’s head: surprise guests range from Big Freedia, Boys Noize and Amber Martin to the sampled voices of Iggy Pop and Jane Fonda, plus a reunion with Kylie Minogue.
Before hitting the West End this autumn, Jake has stormed stages worldwide with dates across the likes of Glastonbury, Mighty Hoopla, and seen his ‘Tammy Faye’ musical (with music from Shears and Elton John) scoop two Olivier Awards. 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.
2. Do The Television
3. Voices (feat. Kylie Minogue)
4. I Used To Be In Love
5. Really Big Deal
6. Last Man Dancing
7. 8 Ball (feat. Le Chev)
8. Devil Came From The Dance Floor (feat. Amber Martin)
9. Mess Of Me
10. Doses (feat. Big Freedia)
11. Radio Eyes
12. Diamonds Don’t Burn