Visage - Fade To Grey (1980)
- 80's score: 2.05
"Fade to Grey" is the second single by the British new wave band Visage, released on Polydor Records in 1980. The song was ...
"Fade to Grey" is the second single by the British new wave band Visage, released on Polydor Records in 1980.
The song was the band's most successful single. It entered the singles charts in late 1980, peaking at no. 8 in the UK Singles Chart and reaching no. 1 in Germany and Switzerland. Steve Strange was on lead vocals; the French lyrics were spoken by Rusty Egan's Belgian girlfriend Brigitte Arens.
The music video became one of the first videoclips that Kevin Godley and Lol Creme directed, before they became known for their works with the Police, Duran Duran and Herbie Hancock.
Visage's first music video was for this song, and was directed by Godley & Creme. Appearing with Steve Strange in the video was his friend Julia Fodor, who mimed the French lyrics in the video. The clip was included on band's 1986 video release, Visage.