"We'll come back strong": LMFAO split ain't forever
Fri 28th Sep, 2012 News 2886 viewsin
This time last week, LMFAO told the world (well, news.com.au) they were headed in “different directions”. The founding duo – that’d be Redfoo and his nephew SkyBlu – decided to “just do what’s natural, instead of like forcing it all the time.” As maybe was to be expected, the end to the party rocking is not so black-and-white, more a confusing blend of garish neon.
The tears you shed over last weekend, and the plans you had to cancel, might’ve been premature. While the electro-pop pair is indeed splitting to go solo, the cash-cow is not yet out to permanent pasture. “We’re family and stuff, so it’s always love. Let us get our wind up, let us kind of show the world who we are as individuals and then we come together stronger than ever,” SkyBlu told MTV. “I have a backlog of a lot of songs.”
With a staggering 20 million fans on Facebook, the LMFAO army will now be breathing a sigh of relief, followed by a celebratory champagne shower. The band has posted a photo of themselves performing onstage with the message: “Still Party Rocking every day.”
LMFAO properly broke through in the U.S. and beyond with their debut album Party Rock in 2009, which scored a nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album in the following year’s Grammy Awards. Second album Sorry for Party Rocking was an even bigger blockbuster, priming the guys for a seemingly endless world tour. Some day, there will be another sequel. But for now, LMFAO devotees can brace for the solo projects.
“All the music that I’m going to make is always going to be LMFAO-ish,” Redfoo assured news.com.au. “I was really passionate about bringing party music to the world, so I will always be making some kind of party music.”