A brand new Cilla Black song is to be released five years after the star’s death.
Posthumous single You’re Sensational, described as a disco track, was recorded back in the 1970s by the singer and TV presenter, who died aged 72 in 2015. It will be released on Valentine’s Day.
“So it was a real joy to find a complete unreleased track by my mother from the early 1970s. I think the fans will really enjoy hearing it for the first time as much as I did.”
A new @cillablackobe single entitled "You're Sensational" remixed by @MattPopOfficial is being released Valentine's Day 2020. 😍😜 Read more here: https://t.co/m0Vg3e4LGl…/ #UnreleasedSong #NewMusic #Cilla #CillaBlack pic.twitter.com/P8F7XQccp0— Cilla Black Official (@cillablackobe) January 13, 2020
The love song was recorded in the 1970s as a follow-up to her hit song Something Tells Me – but the original master tape disappeared and was only recently discovered in an unmarked box in an archive storage unit.
Dutch producer Matt Pop, who remixed the track, said: “I was immediately excited. Now that Cilla is sadly not with us any more, to have this surface like a time machine from the disco era was quite magical.
“There’s no two ways about it: it’s disco. For my remix I essentially polished and enhanced what was already there… it’s a lush production with a full orchestra, it sounds fresh and uplifting with some fantastic vocals from Cilla. Think The Four Tops, Barry White, Gloria Gaynor or Cilla’s own Step Inside Love. ”
The single will be made available for digital download by Warner Music on 14 February.
Black – who died at her home in Spain in August 2015 – had a successful singing career in the 1960s before becoming a TV presenter hosting hit shows Blind Date and Surprise, Surprise.
In 2018 her close friend Sir Cliff Richard recorded new vocals for a duet version of Black’s You’re My World for release on posthumous album Cilla with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.