Emblematic tube from Sheila's King of the World album, released in 1980, Spacer is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. For the occasion, in addition to the release of a brand new song, the singer was the guest of Europe 1, Sunday morning. If Sheila offers us this year a remixed version of this album and "Spacer", this song "remains timeless".


After eight years of silence, Sheila returns with a new song announcing a new record. But, guest of Europe 1 Sunday, the singer, who became a popular star in the early 1960s, also came to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her famous hit "Spacer". Flagship hit from his King of the World album (1980), just re-released.

"20 year old kids are still doing it"

Sheila's contemporaries remember the rhythm of this song, but also the cosmic combination she wore in the clip, alongside her three singers, the Black Devotion. These memories are already four decades old, and although a new version has been mixed, offering "a new vision", Sheila affirms, "the song remains timeless".

"We redid a version because it's a song that goes in all styles", explains the artist, at the microphone of Europe 1, evoking a rhythm that adapts as well to pop as to rock. Above all, she insists, "this song does not wrinkle: it is timeless and kids of 20 years old still spend it in the surprise parties!"

"I was faced with racism"

In addition, the singer remembers the reception that this song received from the public. A welcome that has not always been unanimous. "I was the first person to bring people of color on TV," said Sheila. "It surprised a lot the first year, I was confronted with racism", adds Sheila who, referring to her numerous trips, considers that this phenomenon is "very European".

This memory which she puts in parallel with recent events is, according to her, a redundant problem. "But this is human crap, there is not much we can do."