“Making Up For Lost Time” is the hopeful and enthusiastic new single from UK-based Canadian artist Philip Rambow. The song, written prior to the COVID pandemic, has taken on a whole new meaning as optimism grows for a gradual return to life as we knew it.
Whether it’s reuniting with loved ones, reconnecting with our community, catching up with friends in a beer garden, or travelling to the city to have coffee with a colleague, we all are eager to make up for the moments we have lost this past year.
Rambow reflects on how the narrative of the song has taken on a new dimension of meaning;
“Making Up For Lost Time” was originally conceived from a personal and limited point of view. Two years ago it was a love song to my wife. I thought people who I played it live for could relate to it, but now in the depths of COVID lockdown, the lyric and the title may take on a broader resonance. Mostly recorded at producer/guitarist Paul Cuddeford’s Darwin Studio, Martin Belmont (Ducks Deluxe, Graham Parker, Nick Lowe) is on baritone guitar, and backing vocalists include Lu Edmonds (The Damned, Kirsty MacColl).”
The track originally appeared on the 2020 album ‘Canadiana’, released in the midst of the first pandemic lockdown. The album received strong reviews in the print press (including 4 stars from Country Music People).
“The kind of whistle in the wind appeal that endears…cleverly underplayed lyrics.”
Rambow is best known for co-writing the radio classic “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” with Kirsty MacColl, and for his work with Mick Ronson and Brian Eno.
“Strong Americana tracks and serious lyrics rub shoulders with honky-tonk and rock’n’roll. Great production and quality vocals”
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