21 May 2014

Sci-fi icon Jane Badler releases debut single Losing You

Jane Badler debut single Losing You

Sci-fi icon Jane Badler releases debut single Losing You

Fans of the hit Sci-Fi series ‘V’ will be excited to see Diana The Lizard Queen emerging from the world of cult TV and exploding onto the music scene with her AA side “Losing You” and “Volcano Boy.”  The single, her debut in the UK, will be released on 7th July by Me Jane Records via JTV Digital

“Losing You” is a dark 80s, cabaret-style, synth-pop release reminiscent of Hazel O’Connor or Toyah in their heyday. It’s expectedly quirky from a lady who spent much of her career breeding lizards on a mission to destroy the human race. Two stunning videos accompany the release. “Volcano Boy” is a Dali-esque fantasy epic about a boy born from a volcano. A metaphor for lost love and the beauty of the unknown … a laid-back, kitsch-disco tune, swirling from your speakers like dry ice on the dancefloor.

“Losing You/ Volcano Boy,” has been produced and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Jeff Bova, who has also worked with the likes of Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Eric Clapton, Robert Palmer, Billy Joel, The Bee Gees, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, and many more.  Her band includes Jeff on keyboards, legendary guitarist Tim Pierce, L.A. percussionist Rafa Padilla, and, on backing vocals, The Rolling Stones’ own Bernard Fowler, and Carol Hatchett of Bette Midler’s Harlettes.

Jane Badler, who played the role of Diana in both the original series and the seminal re-imagined 2011 version of “V,” is also an accomplished songstress who has worked with some of the industry greats over the years including producers Mark Saunders (Cyndi Lauper, The Cure) and Ivor Guest (Grace Jones’ “Hurricane”). Her early years were spent in New York, competing in the Miss America Pageant as a beauty queen, later becoming a drama student, before embarking on a successful career as a professional actress on stage and screen in the US for many years. She eventually ended up in Melbourne where she became a stalwart on the Aussie show “Neighbours.”

In 2008 Jane released her debut CD outside of the UK “The Devil Has My Double” with the Melbourne band Sir, followed in 2011 with “Tears Again.” She has also worked with internationally acclaimed producer Paul Grabowsky to deliver a record that reflects Jane’s long and varied career in Hollywood B films and television soaps throughout the 70s and 80s. The album pays homage to the melodrama of the era and earned her a nomination for “Best Female Artist” at the AGE awards.

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