Cyndi Lauper’s Latest Album Delayed; Musical ‘Kinky Boots’ Detours To Australia

Cyndi Lauper announced her new album named Detour will be delayed until May 6. The album is already available for pre-order via iTunes, while People got its hands on the country singer’s debut single – “Funnel of Love.”

The song was originally performed in 1961 by Wanda Jackson, who made this track popular around the world. Cyndi Lauper combined her signature vocals with the famous beat of the song.

Cyndi Lauper was recently included as one of the stylish personalities in Barneys New York’s latest Our Town campaign directed by Bruce Weber. Apart from Lauper, Lady Gaga and Ladyfag were also included in the campaign.

In her recent interview with W magazine, Cyndi Lauper, who was born in Queens, revealed that she misses CBGB’s (a New York City music club opened in 1973 in Manhattan’s East Village and closed on October 15, 2006 after losing the case over unpaid rent) and a couple of corners of Greenwich Village. However, it doesn’t mean that the 62-year-old country singer doesn’t like the city – she still thinks New York is “fun.”

Cyndi Lauper also revealed that water is the only one delicacy she cannot live without. Answering the question “What’s one delicacy that you mourn the disappearance of?” she answered “Clean water.”

When asked what stores she prefers to shop at, Cyndi Lauper answered that she likes H&M and Century 21 and Barneys, and that she doesn’t really like shopping at just one place. The singer also revealed her favorite activity at night – listening to music.

When W Magazine asked what is the local philosophy she lives by, Cyndi Lauper, who has sold more than 50 million albums, answered “Go Downtown, everything’s waiting for you.”

Speaking about her career with The Australian, Cyndi Lauper made a rather strong statement when talking about music industry executives.

“Music industry executives tried so hard to put me in there [a box]. I never stayed. I was threatened with the end of my career so many times.”

But the country singer always had one answer that has always worked: “Who gives a darn anyway?” This philosophy is self evident. Famous for her hits “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time” and “True Colors,” Cyndi Lauper has always been a rebellious member of the music industry. The Australian also noted that Lauper wore a chandelier on her head long before anyone had even heard the name Lady Gaga.

But Cyndi Lauper’s career has taken a rather successful turn lately, with her LP Memphis Blues becoming Billboard’s biggest-selling blues album in 2010. And now Cyndi Lauper’s fans await her new country album called Detour. The album appears to be a set of country classics from the 40s to the 60s, reworked by the singer.

It was also reported by The Australian that Cyndi Lauper’s musical “Kinky Boots” will take a detour to Australia. Opening on Broadway in 2013, Kinky Boots brought Cyndi great success.

“Kinky Boots” was Cyndi Lauper’s first shot at a musical and she did pretty good judging by its popularity and success. The musical won a Tony and a Grammy, and featured a mix of pop and funk music as well as ballads.

In its review of “Kinky Boots,” The New York Times had a few choice words to say about Cyndi Lauper’s musical.

“Cyndi Lauper has created a love- and heat-seeking score that performs like a pop star on ecstasy.”

“Kinky Boots” is a musical adaptation of a 2005 British film and it tells a story about a provincial English factory. However, it still features a great deal of glamour. And later this year “Kinky Boots,” which features Cyndi Lauper’s musical work, will be revived in Victoria, Australia, while tickets for the Melbourne show will be available for sale this month.

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