Maybe we just needed a good dance track, but we’re excited.
“Sensation” channels 80s dance-pop as well as classic queer disco tunes by the likes of Sylvester. That seems appropriate: Bright Light Bright Light recorded the track on the empty dancefloor of East Village gay club Bedlam, a venue that once hosted Sylvester and groups like Erasure.
“Rod’s songwriting always blows me away, and getting to record with him is an absolute joy,” Shears says of the tune. “‘Sensation’ was just one of those songs, the first time I heard it, I was like— I flipping love this.”
“Sensation” is the latest single off Bright Light Bright Light’s forthcoming album Fun City, set to debut this September. In addition to “Sensation” and “This Was My House” (another single that had us dancing through the house), the album will feature collaborations with Erasure’s Andy Bell, Justin Vivian Bond and Mark Gatiss.