“Follow Your Heart” is the new single from singer HOLLY JOHNSON who found fame as the frontman of 80’s band, Frankie Goes To Hollywood. What we’re really interested in is the EP’s remix packet though, which features an expertly crafted rework by now sadly deceased music legend, FRANKIE KNUCKLES. The late music great, who was hailed as the “Godfather of house music”, earned the title from his dedication to nurturing and promoting electronica since the 1980’s. Staying true to his craft up until the end, Frankie’s version of “Follow Your Heart” is full of life, filling the listener with his signature energy right from the start. As soon as the distinctive percussion beats drop, along with the looping harmonic keys and bass, it’s obvious that this is the work of no one other than Frankie.
As well as the EP release itself, the Knuckles rework will featured on Holly Johnson’s upcoming album, “Europa”, set to drop in late September on Pleasuredome. Released in conjunction with the re-cut of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s debut album “Welcome to the Pleasuredome”, which is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary in 2014, “Europa” will be Holly Johnson’s first album release in fifteen years. This single is also the second remix Knuckles did for Holly after “Love Train” in 1989.
RIP Frankie, your legacy will remain forever in our hearts.