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Boy George, Culture Club Play Gospel-Pop Song ‘Life’ on ‘Ellen’

Track highlights band’s recent LP of same name, their first in 19 years

Boy George and Culture Club staged a candle-lit performance of their recent gospel-pop single “Life” on Wednesday’s Ellen.

The frontman belted the tune in a wide vibrato over palm-muted guitar stabs, smooth backing vocals and a laid-back rhythm section. “Will you let me breathe now while I find my truth?/ If I love myself, don’t mean I don’t love you,” he sang on a stage lined with candles — including a digital one flickering behind him on a massive backdrop.

“Life” is the title-track from Culture Club’s recently issued sixth LP, their first record in 19 years. The album, which follows 1999’s Don’t Mind If I Do, also includes the singles “Let Somebody Love You” and “More Than Silence.”

The band, who wrapped a massive North American tour in October, have two international dates booked for April: the 11th at Switzerland’s Zermatt Unplugged festival and the 13th in Vejle, Denmark.

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