Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears to release debut solo album via Absolute in the UK

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears will release his self-titled debut solo album on August 10 through his own label, Freida Jean Records, via UK-based Absolute Label Services.

Shears’ deal with Absolute will see the label services company provide sales, marketing, distribution and more in support of the album.

Pre-orders for the LP, along with lead single Creep City, went live on Friday, May 25.

Scissor Sisters came to prominence with their Grammy-nominated disco version of Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb, but found particular success on the UK charts between 2004 and 2012. They earned four Top 5 albums in the territory, including their self-titled debut and 2006’s Ta-Dah, which both went to No.1. They were followed by Night Work (No.2) in 2010 and Magic Hour (No.4) in 2012.

They also have nine Top 20 UK singles including 2006’s chart-topper I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’.

This is Shears’ (pictured) first full-length work since 2012, when the band went on hiatus.

Written over two years, the initial ideas for Shears’ were recorded in New Orleans’ Marigny Studios, before before being recorded in Louisville, Kentucky with Kevin Ratterman (Ray LaMontagne, My Morning Jacket) at his La La Land studio.

Dates for a UK tour have also been announced, with Shears visiting London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and more from August 15 to August 24.

“Jake is a prolific writer, performer and professional, and we have put together an extremely focused campaign”

Fraser Ealey, Absolute Label Services

Absolute Senior Label Manager Fraser Ealey said: “We are excited to be working with Jake on this very special debut solo album, which combines his unique sound with a sprinkling of Scissor Sisters. Jake is a prolific writer, performer and professional, and we have put together an extremely focused campaign, which includes a superb D2C offering together with a targeted approach to media campaigning and retail marketing.”

Neil Hughes, from Punkdafunk Artist Management, said: “The mixture of enthusiasm, persistence, professionalism, attention to detail and genuine love and understanding of Jake and his new music made Absolute a great fit for launching his solo career in the UK.”Music Business Worldwide

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