Yorkshire’s hotly tipped trioBang Bang Romeorelease official video for their new single‘What’s Up’. The track is a cover of the 90’s anthem penned by iconic fellow LGBTQ songwriterLinda Perryand made famous by her band4 Non Blondes. Perry has also penned hits forGwen Stefani,AdeleandP!nk, – the latter whomBang Bang Romeo will join on her sold-out stadium tour which starts June 16th.
CommentsBang Bang Romeo front woman Stars: “In 2019, I live in a world where if I travel to certain countries as an openly gay woman, I face jail time, I face dehumanisation and possibly death. Add on top of that, there are middle class, middle aged white men in suits telling me that if I accidentally fall pregnant, even if it was via rape, I am legally bound to still give birth? What I’m trying to say is… ITS TWO THOUSAND AND NINETEEN! Linda Perrywrote this anthem back in 1992 because she genuinely asked the world and it’s times,“What’s Going On?!”We’ve re-released it with her blessing, because 25 years later, I’m here, still asking the same fucking questions. To myLBGTQ familyand my strong female sisters, this ones for you.”
Speaking aboutBang Bang Romeo’s version of the singleLinda Perrycomments:“I don’t know, maybe I’m a sucker for a dark chord or a big dramatic voice. Or maybe it’s as simple as someone taking a classic and turning it into their own thing. Maybe I just like things that go BANG! BANG!”The video filmed both in London and the US features drag queens,Morgan McMichaels from Ru Paul’s Drag Race and the inimitableBible Girllip-synching for their life for PRIDE’s next LGBT anthem.Bible Girlstates:“Being on set and a part of the team for the video treatment of Bang Bang Romeo’s “What’s Up” was a BLAST. Working on a treatment for this song, which is a refreshing take on a universal classic, with such a talented crew will forever remain unforgettable!”
Bang Bang Romeo release their debut album “A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy” on 14th June 2019 via Eleven Seven Label Group. They tour stadiums across the UK and Europe supporting Brits winner P!nk in June. Order the album HERE.
TOUR DATES BELOW:
Sunday 16th June: P!nk Support – Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, HOLLAND Thursday 27th June: P!nk Support – Rock Werchter Festival, BELGIUM