‘Untouchable’ is a poignant ballad of loss and epic heartbreak, combined with a celebration of life and love. The lyrics were written and performed by Glenn Gregory of the pioneering 80’s synth pop band Heaven 17.
The song is a tribute to the late Billy Mackenzie of The Associates, singer on the eponymous hit single ‘Party Fears Two’ a great friend of the band and an exceptionally talented singer, lost to a premature and untimely death. This stunning single is the first release from the forthcoming ‘International Blue’ album.
The International Blue concept pays tribute to the rare art of the pop crooner. Swamped in a rich reverb of sound and multilayered instrumental music, pop crooners tempt and touch you with their highly emotional renderings and their deep, powerful voices. As an accolade to this rare genre of elegance within the pop realm, International Blue injects a modern twist to the style with a myriad of contemporary sounds & beats, studio techniques, musical insights and lyrical meaning. It’s a celebration of the epic chamber music pop of - Burt Bacharach, Scott Walker, Nick Cave and Bowie.
The album features some of nowadays greatest baritone singers in the UK including; Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Liam McKahey (Cousteau) and Neil Crossley (Furlined). The album is mixed and produced by the legendary Tony Visconti (Bowie, T. Rex) with original tracks mixed and recorded at Abbey Road Studios (London).Listen