Lady Bunny’s New Solo Release Takes Her Out of RuPaul’s Shadow
Lady Bunny has released her new solo single “Take Me Up High”. She has stepped out from the RuPaul duet scene and taken hold of the mic Jennifer Hudson style.
From RuPaul and Lady Bunny’s song together in 2009, “Throw Your Hands Up,” to their latest release in May, “Lick It Lollipop,” Bunny seems to have missed her queue on “Take Me Up High”. But with a wide array of remixes, there really is a style for everyone. How many of those remixes are worth the time is another question.
For starters the Klubjumpers radio edit really shows off Bunny’s vocals. It follows the classic club hit that can easily be turned into a high-energy Pride filled night. The same could not be said for a select few of the other remixes.
However, the Edson Pride radio edit is an overly basic Club Kid beat. The music is the same as every other club hit since the early ‘90s with its only distinction made by the lyrics. I loved this when I was a 16-17 year old freshly gay boi sneaking out of the house and into any club that I could.
As for Wayne Numan’s Mile High radio edit, it is true to its name. It sounds like one of those songs heard on repeat while flying on a 6 hour flight to the Keys. Only thing is that it plays on one of the six free channels you are stuck with because you didn’t want to pay the extra $50 for premium viewing. So you now have a choice between: country, hip hop, gospel, top 40, dance, or jazz/classical.
As the planes tires hit the runway with a screech, boom and thud so does the next track. Dubstep plays a heavy role in the Subgroover radio edit. The vocals are superimposed onto an instrumental track. A track that was more than likely to remain just a beat.
If you are looking just for a beat, Timmy Loop’s SCZD radio edit is it. It is a true ‘90s rave masterpiece. Grab your kandi bracelets and glow apparel and get ready to be instantly thrown into a glitched-out line of dubstep halfway through the song. Unfortunately none of Bunny’s vocals are truly realized within this edit.
Julian Marsh’s Euphoric radio edit is next and gives off a strong princess feel. The track transports you to a fantasy world where nothing can go wrong and all you want can be obtained with a simple wish. If you are not careful you might think you are a Mario World character for nearly four minutes.
Wayne Numan’s House of Love radio edit, however, takes you into the late hours of a night of dancing. This is the time when the music keeps an almost mocking upbeat tempo as it is reaches 5am. You are tired and your friends are somewhere beyond drunk and you have to pull away from the guy you’re making out with and find them.
True2Life radio edit is the last one and has a low-key soulful house beat. For those who are looking for that chill upbeat track for the ride home after a long night (with your DD of course), this is it. Bunny’s vocals are well spread along this track to bring your night to a soothing end. Now go out and get the triple stacked burger and some water you have been craving for the past twenty minutes. You will thank yourself in the morning.
Thursday 2/18 Morning Laughter Pill // Richmond Comedy Coalition presents monthly improv hilarity. 8 p.m., $7 Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. Thursday 2/18 Lady Bunny // Nationally known drag performer stops by Nations for a cabaret show. 6:30-9 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Nations, 2729 W. Broad St. Friday, 2/19 & Saturday [...]February 17, 2010
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