INTERNATIONAL BLOND BOMBSHELL AMANDA LEPORE
RELEASES NEW HOLYCHILD REMIX OF “TOO DRUNK TO FU*K” ON SEPTEMBER 14
Amanda Lepore returns to the dance floor this Friday, September 14 with a hip new remix of “Too Drunk To Fu*k” from her hit EP, LEPORE.Written by Aussie DJ/producer twin duo, NERVO and co-produced by RedTop (who Amanda collaborated with on “Convertible,” her duet with Mya from the I..Amanda Lepore album), Amanda says it took her several recordings to perfect the original record for the EP. “We couldn’t get it quite right,” she admits. “It finally clicked when we decided to take it in a 60’s throwback burlesque direction.”
Fast forward to summer 2018, and LA-based electro popsters, HOLYCHILD, have added their own colorful irreverence to the mix. Theirs is a vibrant, raucous number, meticulously crafted for today’s clubs. Available on all digital retailers this Friday, September 14, the “Too Drunk To Fu*k” e.p. package includes the HOLYCHILD remix, previously unreleased clean versions of “Too Drunk To Fu*k” and a karaoke instrumental mix that allows fans to channel their own inner Amandas: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/too-drunk-to-f-k-remixes-ep/1433970663.
“I immediately liked how unpretentious, raw and amusing the original ‘Too Drunk To Fu*k’ was,” says HOLYCHILD producer Louie Diller on why he decided to take on the remix project. “However, I thought the lyric could benefit from a grimy old school Beastie Boys – a la Licensed to Ill – hip-hop/rock interpretation. Hence the 80’s guitars and gang vocals.”
“We hope fans dig it,” he continues. “The goal was to conjure up some NYC warehouse party vibes. You know, the ones from the early 90s before the multinational conglomerates took over the city.”
The LEPORE. e.p. released March 2018 and hit top three on the iTunes Dance Album chart in its first week out. Consisting of four sexy, flirty and fun songs, the album was the first original solo release from the world’s mega-famous transsexual since her 2011 debut, I…Amanda Lepore.
Making the LEPORE. e.p. took over five years and was no easy feat. During its creation, Amanda and her team knew they could not simply duplicate the achievements of the I…Amanda Lepore album. According to Bill Coleman of Peace Bisquit, their aim was to marry Amanda’s love of Hollywood glamour and vintage bombshells with just the right amount of camp that would complement the canon of classics Amanda performs in her nightclub shows.
“Amanda’s fans expect her to not only be glamorous but to also buck trends,” he explains. “Being able to rework the song with HOLYCHILD is the ultimate way to level it up. We’re such fans!”
Amanda is sweet as candy but also quick to fight for her rights as she demonstrated last month when Travis Scott airbrushed her out of the David Lachapelle cover art of his #1 ASTROWORLD album. It sparked fan outrage, a viral controversy and resulted in Travis Scott publicly apologizing to Amanda for the omission. Amanda’s explanation: “A girl can’t help it! I’m too distracting for the eyes. I upstaged everyone in the photograph!”
“It was unfortunate but I have too much to celebrate to let it bring me down,” she continues. “My music is for my fans around the globe that love the nightlife and love to boogie. I cannot wait to perform the new HOLYCHILD remix of ‘Too Drunk To Fu*k’ live.”
In addition to her music and live solo shows, Amanda can soon be seen in theaters starring in the documentary I Hate New York, directed by Gustavo Sånchez and co-starring Sophia Lamar. The film makes its American feature debut at Newfest New York this October. Amanda will also be appearing in a new Wigstock documentary filmed recently in NYC with Lady Bunny, Neil Patrick Harris, Bianca DelRio, Candis Cayne and more.