*Boy George, who got clean from drug addictions in March of 2008, has a song inspired by the presidential campaign of Barack Obama on his new album “Ordinary Alien,” which was released earlier this month, via download only in the U.S.
The 15-track dance set, co-produced with longtime cohort Kinky Roland, gathers together new recordings of ideas and previous releases that date back as far as 20 years.
In addition to the first single, “Amazing Grace,” the album includes “Yes We Can,” a positivity mantra that samples President Obama’s famous campaign catchphrase.
“I call that my recovery song,” George says, “because I wrote it when I first got clean. I tapped into his sentiment and the whole feeling that was going on while he was campaigning, that kind of feeling of optimism and change, which is something that was happening to me as well.”