While many people know the uproriaously hilarious John Roberts as the endlessly enthusiastic Linda Belcher on Bob’s Burgers, it’s her portrayer John Roberts that is proving to be as multi-layered as the characters he inhabits. Roberts is emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the music world as well. He released the 80’s infused track in 2019, & dropped the track “Freaks” (which he worked with producer & nightlife legend Junior Sanchez on). It’s his his latest track ‘Lights Out’ though, that has him teaming up with a music legend and longtime collaborator Debbie Harry on this anthemic new track.
Partnering up with Harry was a no-brainer. After working with her on their 2017 single ‘Love Letter’ (from their album Pollinator), reuniting was simply a natural fit “Working with someone as professional and legendary as Debbie Harry is something I will never forget,” says Roberts. “She came in and nailed it and this song is a dream come true.” With production by Junior Sanchez, and video by Kris Baldwin, the video itself is vividly color filled inter-planet production, showcasing both Harry and Roberts remade animation-style. Harry is completely ethereal of course, with Roberts taking to the terrain in (what else?) a hot dog/motorcyle hybrid vehicle!
Both ‘Lights Out’ & the previously released ‘Freaks’ are follow up singles to his acclaimed 2019 self-titled EP that featured his club ‘Looking’ (& was produced by Big Black Delta). Roberts is expected to released his long-awaited debut album later this year, and these new singles will appear on the album.
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