SONG OF THE DAY: Groove Addix ft Lady Bunny – Lately
“Lately” was screaming Sunday Funday, but when you realized how much dread comes with the start of the work week, lyrics like “Pussy This Good Don’t Wait Around For No Man” seemed perfect to start Monday off with a smile. Wigstock founder and drag legend (read more about that here ) Lady Bunny is known for her comedic performances and passionate love of vocal disco house. Working with duo Groove Addix, she brings the two together on “Lately,” a modern iteration of the man-done-me-wrong diva anthem. Perfectly fitting with the comeback of ’90s house, the track is happy, bouncy, and sounds classic while being updated with 2014 elements. As a singer, Bunny is surprisingly good, especially compared to the autotuned robotic vocals found on most drag queen-fronted dance tracks. Her voice has a touch of blue-eyed soul (as Dean Ferguson would say), tempered with playful fun. Hearing the robotic and echoed repeat vocal effects, you can picture the live performance (or music video). Just like many classic diva anthems, Bunny moves from singing to talking by addressing the audience, imploring them to take action and pass on the liberating lines, like the mentioned previously “Pussy This Good Don’t Wait Around For No Man.” For club action, a variety of mixes by Nik Denton, Vauxhall Boys, Rick Marshall, and Lam O’Connol will fit any commercial, house, or gay room. “Lately” is a fun, empowering record that is as serious as it is satirical. Good job, Bunny, and I can’t wait to see you perform it live.