Robbie Williams has unveiled new single ‘Can’t Cease Christmas’ – and it’s a well timed take a look at the festive season in the course of the time of COVID-19.
The brand new single sees Robbie tackling what’s prone to be the strangest of Christmases for many people, with nods to Facetimes, zooms and receiving hand sanitiser as a present.
And in a nod to social distancing, he sings: “Santa’s on his sleigh, however now he’s two metres away.”
A collaboration with long-time producers Man Chambers and Richard Flack, the only is taken from Robbie’s new double album ‘The Christmas Current’ – which options visitor appearances from the likes of Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Jamie Cullum and Tyson Fury.
Initially launched final Christmas, the album gave Robbie his thirteenth Number one solo album final December, equalling Elvis Presley’s chart document because the solo artist with essentially the most UK Number one albums.
Robbie’s newest effort comes after he revealed that he has written a song with Shaun Ryder.
“Me and him have completed a tune collectively,” Williams stated. “Very often I attempt to channel Shaun Ryder after I’m writing songs.
“The tune will emerge, plans change on a regular basis, however hopefully [it will be released] someday within the spring.”
Williams additionally defined that he and Ryder had bonded over a shared curiosity in UFOs and extraterrestrial life. “I noticed bits of Shaun’s UFO present [2013’s Shaun Ryder On UFOs], I’ve spoke to Shaun about it,” he stated.
In a three-star assessment of The Christmas Present, NME wrote: “We’ve heard these songs so typically it will have taken a Christmas miracle for even a pop legend of Robbie’s stature to make them new.
“Nonetheless, his longtime collaborator and co-producer Man Chambers has introduced an excessive amount of heat to this assortment – beginner ‘Time For A Change’ comes on like ‘Sturdy’ with bells and whistles on. You‘d be an actual Scrooge to disclaim ‘The Christmas Current’.”