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Jake Shears is back with brand new song Creep City – listen here

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears is back with brand new music.

The singer has shared brand new song Creep City, which he has described as being a “theatrical jam”. It’s available for fans to download for free now.

“Its been awhile. Like— a long while. I mean, Ive been hanging around a bit, posting a photo here and there. But for the most part, I hung up my sequins and Ive just been going about my life,” Jake said in a letter to fans.

“But lord, Ive been missing you guys. Like— REALLY MISSING YOU. Ive missed playing shows for you in funky clothes that I look back later and say: ‘What in Gods name was I thinking?’

“Ive missed sweating on the front row. Ive missed everybody singing along and whooping it up. Above all else, Ive missed putting out new music. And that, my dear friends, changes today. Let me introduce you to Creep City.”

Jake continued: “Its a pretty theatrical jam, with quite a few twists and turns. It has all the touchstones of the sound Ive been conjuring.

“Its a song about being in a literally scary transition, reflecting a moment of my life when I found myself without my long time cohorts, without New York City, having to reassess my surroundings.

“Ive not put out much out the last five years, (musically that is) other than a collaboration here or there. The thing is, Ive been working this whole time.  But I promised myself that I would only put something out if it was really good. I mean REALLY good.

“There were a few years that I didnt quite know what I wanted to say, unsure of direction, but I had faith if I kept at it, all would be revealed.”

Jake added: “In the fall of 2015, I moved to New Orleans part-time. I needed a change of scene, and its a city Ive always wanted to live in. I went down and began writing there and something funny happened: The good stuff started coming. And it kept coming.

“With the help of many talented musicians, Ive been able to create the record Ive been shooting for my whole life. Its not only the most personal thing Ive made, I truly believe its the best thing Ive made.

Image: Jake Shears playing live shows earlier this year

“There was a moment in time, that I really wasn’t interested in making a solo record. I found the notion a little cheesy. But I was talking with a friend one day and he said: ‘There’s no issue with you making a solo record– as long as it’s fantastic.’ I took that to heart.

“Theres so much more to come in the next year, but I couldnt wait any longer to give you a taste. If you want to hear more, Ill be playing it all in NYC on Nov 12th at Elsewhere, and in London Nov 14th at Heaven. Please come, I want to celebrate with you.

“And my time hasnt been spent just making music. Ive also completed another labor of love that Ill share details on shortly. AND will soon be announcing another way that we can spend a couple hours in a room together in a way that weve never done before. Its the big ‘ol slew of stuff.

“So I invite you to come along with me in my new ride. Its gonna be a little different, but isnt it always?  For those of you who have been waiting patiently, I have a feeling that this is gonna do the trick and then some. The cool thing, is that weve already had so many great times together, and as the saying goes: “You cant make old friends.”

Jake concluded: “The world is upside down right now. In the thick of it, I feel that we still need tunes that make us smile, that make us wanna sing and dance like fools. The power of coming together and finding some common ground can’t be underestimated. Let’s have some goddamn fun.”

It’s good to have you back, Jake!

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