Are you ready for it? I'm not sure you are. So "Buckle Up" and get ready for a bumpy ride. Amanda Lepore releases "Buckle UP" a swinging retro-pop sounding little ditty. It's perfect for that sleek Hollywood Lounge style that is hitting the club scene. Even New Yorker's are chilling out to this and getting into this "LA" burlesque style. The single is the first original solo release from this mega scenester, pin-up, and LaChapelle muse since “I…Amanda Lepore,” her acclaimed 2011 album debut that featured the smash hits, “My Hair Looks Fierce,” “Champagne,” “Turn Me Over” and “My Pussy.” “My goal with ‘Buckle Up’ is to whip naughty boys and girls around and leave ‘em asking the questions they don’t want their mothers knowing the answers to,” coos Lepore. “Buckle Up” was written and produced by RedTop (“Convertible”), Knifekick, Ted Ottaviano (Book Of Love), DJ Angelo “Pepe,” indie-pop ingenue Megan Vice and Lepore’s long-time musical collaborator, Bill Coleman from Peace Bisquit. “The song is sexy, bubbly, and takes on the night like me,” Lepore continues. “And just as I am easy on the eyes, ‘Buckle Up’ is easy on the ears.” Amanda Lepore’s “Buckle Up” is being distributed by Peace Bisquit and is available for download now by pre-ordering LEPORE., releasing February 2018. A video montage, edited by Scott J. Heller.
“Amanda is a woman who unapologetically owns her sexuality and is never afraid to flaunt what she’s got,” explains disco songstress Megan Vice on the inspiration for writing, “Buckle Up”. “I had that in mind when I first began putting pen to paper. I wanted the listener to get a sense of how that tough broad managed to carve out her own path to greatness despite all of life’s roadblocks. These days, it’s Amanda’s way or the highway, as it should be because she’s earned it.”
The song marries Amanda’s love of Hollywood glamour and vintage bombshells with kick up your Louboutins humor and a showgirls-worthy groove. They needed just the right amount of camp that would complement the canon of classics Amanda performs in her nightclub shows. “We think we nailed it in ‘Buckle Up,’” says an enthusiastic Coleman. “We’re excited for fans to hear the next evolution of music from the hardest working gal in nightlife.”
The official video montage clip, edited by Scott J. Heller, features exclusive Amanda Lepore portraits by the likes of David LaChapelle, Vijat Mohindra, Josef Jasso, Karl Giant, Marco Ovando, Alvaro Villarrubia and more. The clip also includes many of Amanda’s personal favorite images through the years, selected for her cherished memoir and coffee table book, Doll Parts.
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Amanda Lepore is over-the-moon ecstatic to share “Buckle Up” and all of her new music. "I cannot wait to share my new songs and perform them live!”