Berlin are about to kick off a summer tour with fellow 80’s artists The B-52’s and OMD. In conjunction with the upcoming tour, the band has released a new single called Show Me Tonight. The song has a funky modern Madonna-like vibe to it. The song begins with some spoken unpleasantness
We’re still waiting for your phone call! You’re wondering why he hasn’t texted you back yet? It’s because of the way you look!
That’s right — you look old, run-down, and overweight. Look at those crow’s feet! Get rid of that fat! Call us now, now, now, now! Call now!”
If that voice sounds familiar, it is the none other then legendary 80s DJ Richard Blade, who as also a romantic partner of singer Terri Nunn in the 80s. The two have since remained good friends. In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Nunn says
The song is about how in America we’re all told that we’re not young enough, we’re not pretty enough, or rich enough, or smart enough. I needed an announcer, someone who could be that a**hole that you hear on the radio saying, ‘You suck, and that’s why the guy isn’t calling you back, because you’re old and you’re fat and you’re stupid’
How fitting that she partnered up with her ex to play the role of the a**hole in this song. Have a listen to the latest and be sure to catch Berlin out on tour this summer. I was fortunate enough to see Berlin warm up Tears For Fears a few years ago and it was memorable!