It’s nearly impossible to go to a gay bar, drag show, or sex party without hearing “Let’s Have a Kiki,” and according to Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, that’s the problem. In a new interview with GayCities, Shears says the gay anthem is what broke up the band. So … they’re not having a kiki?
Shears denied rumors of a falling out between him and bandmate Ana Matronic, saying that while the entire band “got into some fights,” the real nail in the coffin was their biggest hit. “‘Let’s Have a Kiki’ broke up the band.”
Shears “didn’t know what the fuck to say after that song, quite honestly. When that song came out and did what it did, I was just like, ‘Well, there it is, I guess we did it.’ I truly had no idea what to follow that up with.” The track was on Scissor Sisters’ fourth studio album, 2012’s Magic Hour. The song hit number one on the US dance charts and was covered on Glee, and when your song is on Glee — even in 2012 — it’s a hit.
“So I thought, we’ve been recording and touring for 10 years, and I felt like it was time. This wasn’t what anybody in the band had planned to do. So I thought it would be fun to end on a high note.” But Shears, who will perform in New York City for Pride this weekend in his solo act, also hasn’t ruled out a reunion — in fact, he’s sure one will happen eventually. “You know what? That’s not to say we’re never going to do anything again. The Scissor Sisters will be back.”