The B-52s use Fellini masterpiece as inspiration on new album Funplex – song to be featured on The L Word Feb 10th

THE B-52S USE FELLINI MASTERPIECE AS INSPIRATION ON NEW ALBUM ‘FUNPLEX’ (MARCH 25TH, ASTRALWERKS)

SONG TO BE FEATURED ON THE L WORD FEB 10TH


“Juliet of the Spirits” a song on The B-52s upcoming album ‘Funplex’ (3/25, Astralwerks), was inspired by the surreal 1965 Frederico Fellini film of the same name. According to vocalist Kate Pierson the band turned to the Italian auteur’s masterpiece “for lyrical inspiration, since his movies have always been an influence on our look and our hair!” The protagonist Juliet is a stifled housewife who finds her own independence with the help of a free-spirited neighbor and her own philandering husband. Here, Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland and Cindy Wilson use their own dynamic wordplay, rousing melodies and unmistakable harmonies to create this standout song:

Juliet I can feel your glow
Of passions ready to explode
Secrets you’ve kept should all be told
Like blossoms ready to unfold

Juliet you’re not afraid anymore
Juliet- Juliet I’m not afraid anymore



Recorded in their native Athens, GA with producer Steve Osbourne (New Order, Happy Mondays, Doves, KT Tunstall), ‘Funplex’ is The B-52s first studio album in 16 years. All 11 songs find the band in vigorous, forward stance, while staying true to their party-rock style. Check out “Juliet of the Spirits” in the February 10th episode of Showtime’s The L Word.


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