Modern Talking was a German pop duo that had a string of hits throughout the 80s and 90s. Since then, the two members have split and continued working in different parts of the entertainment industry. However, their style was highly influential to the pop music landscape in Europe and around the world. This was due to the charting successes of songs like “Cheri, Cheri Lady,” “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul.” and “Brother Louie.”
Now, nearly 35 years after the original single debuted, “Brother Louie” has been revitalized and reshaped for modern audiences. German duo VIZE and Kazakh artist Imanbek have teamed up with Dieter Bohlen of Modern Talking on this new take. On vocals, Leony takes center stage singing the classic lyrics. Her high register vocals combined with the luscious snares and plucks create a moody house beat. This fusion of retro and fresh makes this take of “Brother Louie” a sugary listen with a tinge of nostalgic bliss.
Out now via Ultra Records, make sure to check out this new version of “Brother Louie” from VIZE, Imanbek, and Dieter Bohlen featuring Leony. Also make sure to check out the accompanying music video out now.