Monday, May 7, 2012

Femme Fatale - Falling In and Out of Love

Femme Fatale was a pop metal band from Albuquerque, New Mexico who were led by the charismatic front woman Lorraine Lewis.  The band formed in 1987, and quickly moved to LA -- the center of the pop metal movement of the late 1980's.  From there, they signed a record deal, and put together an album (their 1988 self-titled debut).

While the singles "Waiting for the Big One" and "Falling in and out of Love" both received some airplay on MTV, the album's sales were only so-so.  Neither single charted, and the album peaked at #141.  This was likely due to the abundance of similar bands; I think Femme Fatale simply got lost in the mix.

After touring as the opening act for Cheap Trick, Femme Fatale went back to the studio to work on their follow up effort,  which was to be called Lady in Waiting.  However,  it was never released, as they were dropped by their label (MCA).

The video for "Falling in and out of Love" is classic late 1980's hair metal goodness, complete with headbanging, swirling cameras and lots of lights.

Lorraine Lewis has remained in the industry without much mainstream success, but she continues to perform Femme Fatale songs to this day.

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