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'This Is What I Do': Boy George releases first album in 18 years

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Boy George and KPCC Take Two's A Martinez.
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In a recent interview George O'Dowd — once known as Boy George — said that he hasn't had a day's peace since 1982... but how's that possible? Well, the sentiment is easier to understand when you hear some of the hits he's put out. They include songs such as "I'll Tumble 4 Ya", "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", and "Karma Chameleon."

George O'Dowd is, of course, the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning band Culture Club. While Culture Club reunions have been on and off for a while, Boy George hasn't put out new music for 18 years. Until now.

His new album is called "This Is What I Do," and it comes out March 25. Boy George spoke with Take Two's A Martinez in studio to talk about the new album, overcoming his drug addiction and introducing a new sound to his already established audience.

Meanwhile, you can sample some of Boy George's new music here.