Steve Strange, Visage lead singer, has died aged just 55. The New Romantic icon was best known for the brilliant hit Fade to Grey. The haunting song forms part of the video montage telling the tale of The Earth Emperor’s Eye and captures the symbolic appearance of the ghostly Lady in Grey. The song features the same lyrics in French and English.
It’s strange that Steve’s untimely and premature death happened just prior to the release on Valentine’s Day of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey based on a dark erotic sado-masochism novel by E L James. The novel proved to be an unexpected best seller, but is not wthout its critics. The main character, Christian Grey, seeks to persuade his partner, Anastasia to become his submissive sexual partner.
The Fifty Shades novel could be seen as a metaphor for industry turning nature to grey. Does the launch of the movie on Valentine’s Day along with Steve Strange’s death mean the Earth Emperor is trying to tell us something? Do we know what we’re in for?