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Exclusive Listen: Siouxsie Sioux’s “Love Crime”

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The legendary Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie And The Banshees has released her first new song in almost ten years. A cinematic ballad that finds Siouxsie in fine voice, “Love Crime” is a dark and dramatic number that’s eerily romantic.

The track was recorded especially for the soon-to-be defunct NBC series “Hannibal.”

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. The song was co-written with Brian Reitzell, who you might remember as the drummer of Redd Kross. Reitzell, who has also played with Air and TV Eyes, has scored films ranging from 30 Days of Night to Lost In Translation.
  2. Siouxsie’s last album, the vastly underrated (but Banshee-less) Mantaray was released in 2007.
  3. “Hannibal” Executive Producer Bryan Fuller told TV Guide he’s seen Siouxsie live more than any other act and approached her to write a song for the show.
  4. It turns out that not only is Siouxsie a massive fan of “Hannibal,” she found the urge to write again thanks to being inspired by the show.
  5. Fuller went on to tell TV Guide: “I told her it should be a love song between Will and Hannibal. She came back with this wonderful Bond theme of a ditty, and I just said that has to go over the finale. It was pitch-perfect.”
  6. This isn’t the first time Fuller made an overture to a musical legend. Last year, Fuller was rumored to have approached David Bowie to appear on Hannibal and the Thin White Duke was said to have been seriously considering the offer, though nothing came of it.