Following their electrifying cover of Billy Idol’s ‘Shock To The System’, Lord Of The Lost has unveiled a brand-new official video for their cover of Roxette’s ‘The Look’. The song is being re-released on the 2CD special edition, as well as digitally, of the first cover album in the band’s history, “Weapons Of Mass Seduction”, due out on December 29, 2023.
The energizing cover version and video features none other than German pop singer Blümchen as a duet partner, who has landed numerous top hits and sold millions of records since beginning her career as a teenage star in the 90s. This summer, Lord Of The Lost once again impressively showcased that they don’t subscribe to any norms and genre boundaries when they performed the song together with Blümchen on the main stage of the legendary Wacken Open Air, following the headlining show of Iron Maiden.
Representing Germany at the ESC finals in May 2023 brought Lord Of The Lost to the attention of mainstream media across Europe, exposing their artistic universe to much wider audiences, and was one of the main highlights of the band’s most successful year to date.
Chris Harms comments about the cover: “Covering this song has been on my bucket list since I was a teenager. But it wasn’t possible until now, because I didn’t want just any singer at my side as a duet partner, but someone to whom Roxette means as much as it did to me from the very beginning. And I found this person in Jasmin, Blümchen. Moreover, without Per Gessle‘s songwriting, I wouldn’t be the composer I am today. Our cover of ‘The Look’ is my chance to thank him for that.”
Blümchen (aka Jasmin Wagner) adds: “‘The Look’ is our declaration of love to Roxette. Marie Fredriksson has left a huge gap. It’s very nice to be able to honor her in this way and thank her for everything she gave us during her lifetime.”
A year after the release of their successful album, “Blood & Glitter”, Lord Of The Lost are back with a covers album, “Weapons Of Mass Seduction”, set to be released on December 29, 2023 via Napalm Records. The exciting new offering features plenty of genre-crossing tracks and wraps up the busiest year in the band’s history so far.
The band states: “During the production of our last album, “Blood & Glitter”, while recording our Roxette cover ‘The Look’ in Finland, it had already become clear that we had opened Pandora’s box. The energy and fun of covering the songs of beloved and respected colleagues and idols was something we were determined to continue. So even before the release of “Blood & Glitter” we started working on this ‘covers album’ project, which for us is the perfect dessert to “Blood & Glitter”, before we embark on the adventure of reinventing ourselves again for a new studio album.”
“Weapons Of Mass Seduction” features a wide range of songs from different eras and genres performed in true Lord Of The Lost style, all surprisingly fitting for the band and hence forming a cohesive collection of covers. Classic heavy metal track ‘Turbo Lover’, originally by Judas Priest, meets modern pop hits in songs such as Sia’s ‘Unstoppable’, Bishop Briggs’ ‘River’ and Zella Day’s ‘High’.
Ultravox’ ‘Hymn’, followed by Michael Jackson’s legendary ‘Give In To Me’ and Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, expand the multifaceted selection even further. With added rougher elements such as heavier vocals, Bronski Beat’s captivating 80s electro pop hit ‘Smalltown Boy’ gets a dark makeover in the hands of Lord Of The Lost. The unit’s cover of another legendary 80s song, ‘(I Just) Died In Your Arms’, features a guest appearance from rising singer-songwriter Anica Russo, who also took part in Germany’s ESC 2023 preliminary round Unser Lied für Liverpool (EN: Our Song for Liverpool). An emotional version of The Pretty Reckless’ ‘House On A Hill’ closes “Weapons Of Mass Seduction” with impact.
A special 2CD edition of the new covers album provides a cross-cut of covers previously released or already covered live over the course of Lord Of The Lost’s career.
Pre-order “Weapons Of Mass Seduction” HERE.