Debbie Gibson Releases Long-Awaited New Album ‘The Body Remembers’
‘The Body Remembers’ Is Gibson's First New Original Pop Album In Two Decades
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“She made the world safe for pop girls. Now she’s back for more...The time is right for Debbie Gibson to finally get her due as a pioneer.”- Rolling Stone
"classic multi-hyphenate talent"-USA TODAY
“Gibson took all of the hard earned wisdom learned over recent years and channeled it into ‘The Body Remembers’..” -People Mag
“A pioneer who invented the whole concept of teenage girls writing, singing, & producing their own hits. The godmama to the Lorde/Billie/Olivia generation. Now she's back for more. hail to this queen.” - Rob Sheffield
Today, Debbie Gibson releases her long-awaited 10th studio pop album ‘The Body Remembers’- her first in 20 years - marking a new chapter for Gibson on her own label Stargirl Records. She enlisted a dream team of collaborators including Grammy Award-winning DJ / Producer Tracy Young, multi-platinum recording artist DJ Ashba, 20-year old musical prodigy Sean Thomas, Emmy winner, composer/arranger, metal band Cinderella drummer Fred Coury, Broadway power couple Orfeh and Andy Karl, and an incredible mix team of Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Queen), Luca Pretolesi (Diplo, JBalvin) and 8x Grammy award winner Josh Gudwin (Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber).
Gibson says, “The incredible team of collaborators on this album, who I am lucky enough to call friends, is mind blowing! These songs reflect a lot of life lived over the past two decades and my intense energy that got me through the pandemic. I absolutely cannot wait for my die hard audience as well as new fans to hear this body of work that I’ve poured my heart into!"
Each song off the album represents a visceral account of Gibson’s life in the past decade and shows off the quintessential aspect of Gibson’s legendary legacy, her songwriting. Ranging from themes of the fantasy of the “perfect relationship” (“Red Carpet Ready”), being stuck in the prison of one's mind or life and needing to break free (“Freedom”, “Girls Night Out”), perspective on past loves (“Strings”), daily self motivation and living an aspirational life (“Runway”), nostalgic summer love (“The Body Remembers”), the current world landscape (“Tell Me Love”,“Legendary”), unrequited love, romantic love, self worth, etc. Her summer disco bop, “One Step Closer,” is an ode to pushing through the negatives in life knowing what awaits is a greener pasture.
Check out the “One Step Closer” video HERE.
This album is Gibson’s most authentic yet, with her venturing into a new lyrical and musical landscape with songs like “Strings” that finds Gibson doing a spoken word verse---something she has never done before. It is filled with a mix of modern pop hooks and upbeat club bangers along with melodic yet nostalgic tracks that pay homage to her earlier music. ‘The Body Remembers’ represents all things Debbie: empowerment, living your best life, and staying eternally electric.
She recently teamed up with Peloton for a Debbie Gibson-themed ride which premiered the exclusive DJ John Michael and DJ Skribble remix of her single “One Step Closer” - the first time Peloton has premiered an exclusive remix within a class.
Earlier, Gibson partnered with Joey McIntyre and dropped their new video for the brilliant rerecording of Gibson’s classic no. 1 hit "Lost In Your Eyes." The video showcases the timeless elegance and universality of the song as well as the musical chemistry between Debbie & Joey. The original, which Gibson wrote and produced herself, was just spotlighted as part of Stereogum's "The Number Ones" series.
Watch the video HERE
Gibson and Joey McIntyre will also headline a limited engagement at The Sands Showroom in The Venetian Resort Las Vegas this August and September. Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre Live from Las Vegas will feature their collective catalog of smash hits, covers, duets, as well as their duet version of Gibson’s “Lost in Your Eyes.” The four previously announced shows on August 26 through 29 are sold out, and a new run of dates, September 16 through 19 are on sale now.
‘THE BODY REMEMBERS’ TRACKLISTING
One Step Closer
Love Don’t Care
The Body Remembers
Lost In Your Eyes, The Duet with Joey McIntyre
Freedom ft. ASHBA
Girls Night Out #VegasVibe Remix
What Are We Gonna Do
Red Carpet Ready
Tell Me Love
Me Not Loving You
ABOUT DEBBIE GIBSON
Singer, songwriter, actress and producer Debbie Gibson was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, NY. Her 1987 debut album, Out of the Blue, went triple-platinum and launched her unparalleled career at the age of 16. The album’s single “Foolish Beat” made Gibson the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a #1 track on the Billboard Hot 100—she is still the youngest female to do so, to date. As the sole composer on each of her Top 20 singles, Gibson was recognized by ASCAP as Songwriter of the Year in 1989. She has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide and released nine studio albums and five compilations. She continues to score chart-topping tracks, including 2020’s #VegasVibe Remix from “Girls Night Out (Tracy Young Remixes),” which hit #4 on the Billboard Dance Club chart and UK Music Week singles charts.
As a successful actress, Gibson debuted in Les Miserables on Broadway in 1992 and played Sandy in Grease on London’s West End in 1993. She performed in 17 musicals in 17 years, including the roles of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret with Neil Patrick Harris. On television she has competed on “Dancing with the Stars,” produced/starred in “Summer of Dreams” and its sequel “Wedding of Dreams for the Hallmark Channel, and appears in Season 5B of the popular Netflix series “Lucifer,” in a special musical episode entitled “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam. Gibson has just finished filming “The Class” with Anthony Michael Hall, Charlie Gillespie (Julie and the Phantoms), Lyric Ross (This is Us), Hanna Kepple (Cobra Kai), Colin McCalla (Ruthless), written and directed by Nicholas Celozzi due out next year.