After 33 years since her smash hit became an instant classic, the enigmatic ’90s indie icon is unrecognizable after a remarkable transformation.
The La frontman looks completely different in a very rare social media appearance.
Since the band took an extended break in 1992 – just two years after the band achieved worldwide fame – Lee Maver has lived largely in seclusion.
The band briefly reunited a few times, most recently in 2011.
Since then, Liverpool-born Lee has rarely been seen in public.
A rare sighting of him came when a snap of him was recently shared on Instagram earlier this month.
In the snap, shared by Lighting Boltz custom action figures, the indie icon can be seen smiling at the camera while holding up two custom figures of himself.
The singer looks completely different from his time with the band as he flaunts a huge, bushy beard.
The reclusive singer, who tried to keep a low profile by pulling up his hood, has also grown his hair longer, although he still kept it in a floppy style.
Fans were thrilled by Lee’s rare appearance and many took to the comments section to express their joy.
One commented: “Nice to see Lee looking happy.”
While another wrote: “The Scouse unicorn graces us with his presence.” Knapp. Just like his need.”
A third added: “Riddles mate.”
And a fourth said: “Nice to see Lee smiling there.”
The La’s were an English rock band from Liverpool and were formed in 1983.
The four-piece band, which later appeared in various line-ups, scored their biggest hit “There She Goes” in 1990.
The band then scored another hit with “Timeless Melody” before shocking fans by announcing in 1992 that they would be taking an indefinite hiatus.
They briefly reunited in 2005 and again in 2011. The band also included Liverpool indie legend John Power from 90s rock band Cast.