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Robbie Williams’ cheeky dig at social distancing in new song Can’t Stop Christmas

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Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams has released a Covid-themed Christmas tune (Picture: PA)

Robbie Williams is hoping to single-handedly rescue Christmas after dropping a track mocking festive social distancing.

In Can’t Stop Christmas, the dad-of-four sings: ‘Santa’s on his sleigh, but now he’s two metres away.’

The cheeky tune is on Robbie’s alternative seasonal album The Christmas Present, for which he teamed up with long-time songwriting partner Guy Chambers.

‘Oh what a miserable year, but what a time to be alive, sadly some friends disappeared, it’s never been like this before,’ sings the 46-year-old. ‘It feels like we’re at war.’

Poking fun at the rules we live under, Robbie goes on: ‘So I wonder who’s gonna decide, if we can do the Auld Lang Syne…’

As well as taking the mick out of social distancing in the tunes, Robbie also shares some 2020 nods to FaceTimes and Zooms, as well as socks and hand sanitisers as perfect Christmas gifts.

‘Tis the season.

Robbie’s double album, which is out now, features a brilliant mix of original songs and special festive covers featuring star guest appearances including Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Jamie Cullum and, ah, Tyson Fury.

The album gave Robbie his 13th Number 1 solo album last December, meaning he reached the amazing feat of equalling Elvis Presley’s chart record as the solo artist with the most UK Number 1 albums.

He may riff on the pandemic in his upbeat Christmas tune however Robbie claimed in April he believed he had coronavirus, after returning from a trip to Australia.

The Angels singer put himself in quarantine in Los Angeles immediately after flying back from his trip to Australia in March, which meant he was apart from wife Ayda Field and their four children – Theodora, eight, Charlton, six, Collette, two, and Beau, who was born in February – for three weeks.

Recalling what happened when he landed in LA, Robbie told The Sun: ‘When I landed back in LA it was unusually cloudy and grey, and what with everything going on it did feel very apocalyptic.

‘I was in quarantine in an Airbnb down the road from my family and started worrying about food, about my medication running out, about Beau and my family, and was just very fearful for a couple of days.’

When it came to his symptoms, he said his body became ‘lethargic’ and he felt ‘tired and heavy’.

‘I convinced myself I’d got coronavirus,’ he stated, adding he began to pray which appeared to alleviate the symptoms.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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