I just heard a preview copy Eurythmics' brand-new single "I've Got A Life" that will be available in stores on October 31. The song is fresh and familiar with the duo's distinctive vocal and instrumental style. Lennox introduces the uplifting track with her powerful voice backed by a gospel choir while outlining the grand theme of the song:
I've got a life 'though it refuses to shine.
I've got a life. It ain't over.
I've got a way and it is the only thing that's mine.
All I'm asking for is a little tenderness.
After the acoustic intro, Dave Stewart's techno-styled rock arrangement kicks in to climax in a glorious chorus. The song is one of two new tracks that the duo wrote and recorded for their greatest hits compilation that will be available in November. Spinmeister Peter Rauhofer has signed up to remix "I've Got A Life" after his successful remixes for Lennox' tracks "Pavement Cracks" and "A Thousand Beautiful Things."
The video for the new single has been shot by photographer Matthew Rolston. His visual concept was to create a homage to the early Eurythmics days with both Lennox and Steward in suit around vintage synthesizers (just like in "Sweet Dream"). Click here for an exclusive photo from the video shoot. Listen to a 10 second snippet of the song just to get a feel for it. As soon as I receive a formal stream, I'll make sure to post it.
Download a snippet of Eurythmics "I've Got A Life" [mp3]