Bang Bang Romeo premiere video for their cover of What’s Up

Ellie Mitchell

Ellie Mitchell

Bang Bang Romeo have premiered a video for their cover of What’s Up.

Originally recorded by 4 Non Blondes and written by Linda Perry, it’s sparked an impassioned statement from Bang Bang Romeo frontwoman Stars. “In 2019, I live in a world where if I travel to certain countries as an openly gay woman, I face jail time, I face dehumanisation and possibly death,” she says.

“Add on top of that, there are middle class, middle aged white men in suits telling me that if I accidentally fall pregnant, even if it was via rape, I am legally bound to still give birth? What I’m trying to say is…ITS TWO THOUSAND AND NINETEEN!”

“Linda Perry wrote this anthem back in 1992 because she genuinely asked the world and its times, ‘What’s Going On?!’. We’ve re-released it with her blessing, because 25 years later, I’m here, still asking the same questions. To my LBGTQ family and my strong female sisters, this ones for you.”

Bang Bang Romeo have a busy second half of 2019 coming up, starting with a high profile European stadium tour supporting pop star P!nk.

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