The Scissor Sisters keep the party going on their sophomore album, "Ta-Dah," a synthesis of three decades worth of pop that alternately references early Prince, Elton John, the Bee Gees and even such
The Scissor Sisters keep the party going on their sophomore album, "Ta-Dah," a synthesis of three decades worth of pop that alternately references early Prince, Elton John, the Bee Gees and even such rock/funk hybrids as the Rolling Stones' "Miss You." The set is due Sept. 26 via Universal Motown.
Beyond first single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," appropriately co-written with Elton John, the album is highlighted by the funky "Ooh" (think "Controversy-"era Prince), the single-in-waiting "Everybody Wants the Same Thing," Ana Matronic's confidently sung "Kiss You Off" and the unabashedly retro "Paul McCartney."
Elsewhere, the band perfects the ballad style previously heard on tracks like "Mary" and "Return to Oz" with "Land of a Thousand Words" and less in-your-face "The Other Side," which finds frontman Jake Shears eschewing his usual falsetto for a more soothing vocal delivery.
"I Can't Decide" is jaunty and almost honky tonk-ish, while "Intermission" turns back the clock with a jokey spin on old-time Vaudeville. Sources say the final track, "Transistor," was added to the album at the last minute.
The video for "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" will premiere tomorrow (Aug. 3) on the U.K.'s Channel 4. The track will be commercially released there on Sept. 4 and will be available digitally Aug. 15 in North America via Apple's iTunes Music Store.
Here is the track list for "Ta-Dah":
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
"She's My Man"
"I Can't Decide"
"Land of a Thousand Words"
"Kiss You Off"
"The Other Side"
"Might Tell You Tonight"
"Everybody Wants the Same Thing"