A new Siouxsie Sioux song -- her first in over eight years -- has premiered! The legend teamed with Brian Reitzell on a song titled "Love Crime," which was featured during the closing credits of Saturday's Hannibal 3 finale. As it turns out, Sioux is a huge Hannibal fan and the program reportedly inspired her to write her first new music in years. In an interview with TV Guide, Hannibal director Bryan Fuller explained how it all came about:
"Brian Reitzell knew I am a huge Siouxsie Sioux fan and have seen her in concert more times than any other artist in my life. We knew that she was a fan of the show, and we reached out to see if she'd be interested in writing a song. Essentially, she hasn't had a single in eight years, and she said she hadn't been inspired to write in a long time, but that Hannibal had inspired her and she would write a new song. It was an incredible honor.
We didn't have any money left in the budget, and the studio wasn't going to put any more money into the show than they already had. I went to NBC and Sky, who are our American and U.K. broadcasters and said, "I know the show is canceled... and it's absolutely unheard of for a showrunner to come back to you and ask for more money for a show that has no further revenue potential for you. But it's Siouxsie Sioux and it's an honor and it's her first single in eight years." They both said, "Yes, absolutely, we'll split it right down the middle, and we're doing this because we love you, we love the show, and we love Siouxsie.""
We ALL love Siouxsie! Stream "Love Crime" below via Brooklyn Vegan:
Published August 30th, 2015 @ 6:38 PM