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Listen: Scissor Sisters New Single 'Fire with Fire'


The Scissor Sisters debuted "Fire with Fire", the first single off their new album night work today on the BBC. 

Listen to it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Jake Shears also did an interview with the BBC.

He says the band worked on a new album for a year and a half but then trashed it because it didn't feel right.

Nightwork Says Shears: "In my heart I knew it wasn't right. I didn't really know what it was trying to say. It left me a little bit cold...I just ran away - I left for Berlin and was there for a couple of months. I just forgot about songwriting and had a good time and let go a bit. That was the impetus for this album. It was more about feeling like a kid again, enjoying a certain sense of anonymity and not having to answer to anyone. I was by myself, I had a fantastic time and I think the record really reflects that....I knew this record was really important, it had to be great. If it wasn't great, if it wasn't something we could fully get behind and believe in, I think the band was going to be over. If we put out anything sub-standard, it was curtains for Scissor Sisters. We ended in a weird spot with the last one, I felt very neutered and sexless. I felt like the band had been a bit watered down by the time we finished the last campaign and it was really important to me to get our sexiness back...I felt like we'd packaged ourselves. I felt like we were stuffed animals, a bit. I felt kind of old. And we weren't going to make good music again until that youthful energy came back into our personalities, especially with me."

Shears also talks about the Ian McKellen spoken interlude on "Invisible Light", writing for Kylie Minogue, and the tight butt on the cover of the new album.

Listen to "Fire with Fire", AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. GREAT song! Yay, thx for posting this :-)))

    Posted by: Kent | May 7, 2010 8:58:21 AM

  2. Sounds a lot like a Killers track being sung by Elton John... and I mean that in a good way.

    Posted by: james | May 7, 2010 9:22:33 AM

  3. Ummm... Amazing! It has such a throw back quality. Love it. Love them.

    Posted by: Jon B | May 7, 2010 9:40:42 AM

  4. the songs intro was about 45 seconds too long, but otherwise brilliant. This does sound like the Killers (only done right). Bring on the remixes!

    Posted by: GGREEN | May 7, 2010 9:54:37 AM

  5. Love them! But... I wish they'd stop likening themselves to The Killers. They've stated in the past that they compare their records, and they respect them and try to gauge their common achievements. This does sound an awful lot like the last Killers album, and while they're both good, I'm more curious to hear what the Sisters were working on for a year and a half that wasn't borne out of druggy club nights in Berlin. Still - excited they're back.

    Posted by: Andy F | May 7, 2010 10:37:39 AM

  6. Song/video no longer available?? :(

    Posted by: virgoboy | May 7, 2010 11:45:03 AM

  7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s7fch/

    Go to 1hr 46Mins in and there ya are! :)

    Posted by: Allen | May 7, 2010 1:41:04 PM

  8. ughhhh i wanna hear it!

    Posted by: KFLO | May 7, 2010 2:32:56 PM

  9. I could see that song finally make them have a hit in the US. Maybe it's time for me to head to Berlin and spend a couple drug-fueled months in clubs.

    Glad to learn the provenance of the ass on the album cover. I knew I'd seen it before!

    Posted by: Paul R | May 7, 2010 5:04:57 PM

  10. Wow...thats a really boring song. Never did I find them boring until now.

    Posted by: Toto | May 8, 2010 2:49:45 PM

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