Robbie Williams has launched a Covid-themed Christmas tune (Image: PA)
Robbie Williams is hoping to single-handedly rescue Christmas after dropping a observe mocking festive social distancing.
In Can’t Cease Christmas, the dad-of-four sings: ‘Santa’s on his sleigh, however now he’s two metres away.’
The cheeky tune is on Robbie’s different seasonal album The Christmas Current, for which he teamed up with long-time songwriting companion Man Chambers.
‘Oh what a depressing yr, however what a time to be alive, sadly some pals disappeared, it’s by no means been like this earlier than,’ sings the 46-year-old. ‘It looks like we’re at struggle.’
Poking enjoyable on the guidelines we dwell below, Robbie goes on: ‘So I’m wondering who’s gonna resolve, if we are able to do the Auld Lang Syne…’
In addition to taking the mick out of social distancing within the tunes, Robbie additionally shares some 2020 nods to FaceTimes and Zooms, in addition to socks and hand sanitisers as excellent Christmas presents.
‘Tis the season.
Robbie’s double album, which is out now, encompasses a good mixture of authentic songs and particular festive covers that includes star visitor appearances together with Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Jamie Cullum and, ah, Tyson Fury.
The album gave Robbie his thirteenth No 1 solo album final December, which means he reached the superb feat of equalling Elvis Presley’s chart file because the solo artist with essentially the most UK No 1 albums.
He might riff on the pandemic in his upbeat Christmas tune nonetheless Robbie claimed in April he believed he had coronavirus, after getting back from a visit to Australia.
The Angels singer put himself in quarantine in Los Angeles instantly after flying again from his journey to Australia in March, which meant he was aside from spouse Ayda Subject and their 4 kids – Theodora, eight, Charlton, six, Collette, two, and Beau, who was born in February – for 3 weeks.
Recalling what occurred when he landed in LA, Robbie instructed The Solar: ‘Once I landed again in LA it was unusually cloudy and gray, and what with the whole lot occurring it did really feel very apocalyptic.
‘I used to be in quarantine in an Airbnb down the highway from my household and began worrying about meals, about my remedy operating out, about Beau and my household, and was simply very fearful for a few days.’
When it got here to his signs, he stated his physique turned ‘torpid’ and he felt ‘drained and heavy’.
‘I satisfied myself I’d received coronavirus,’ he said, including he started to hope which appeared to alleviate the signs.