In early April, 2020, during the height of the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic, Boy George did a surprise release drop of his latest and long-awaited album “This Is What I Dub: Vol. 1.” On this album is a song he co-wrote with Brian called “Things Are Gonna Change.”
Brian found out about the song’s release in a tweet from Boy George.
2014: A mutual acquaintance played one of Brian’s albums for George. George loved Brian’s voice so much he then contacted Brian to ask if he’d sing on his next album. A few weeks later Brian flew to London. “Things Are Gonna Change” was in its early stages and Brian knew it was something special. They recorded it one hot afternoon in George’s London studio and then Brian flew back to Dublin that evening. Brian had not heard about this song again until April 7, 2020.
On April 23, 2020, Brian and Boy George created a live, lockdown/isolation video of the song, with George in London and Brian in Dublin.
The 13 track album also features guest appearances from George Clinton, Sinead O’Connor, Dennis Bovell, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Brian and is available on all music platforms: Apple Music