We Got It Coming, a memory.
Today is five years since we released the video for We Got It Coming. FIVE YEARS. How is that possible? To be fair, about half that time was spent in a pandemic. Still. It’s a long time.
It was our first single as a duo. We thought it was a one-off collaboration. We recorded with Mike Lindsay from Tunng in a little studio in Old Street. JF still smoked back then and took cigarette breaks in Hoxton Square.
We were doing a monthly residency at The Society Club in Soho, with special guests and too many Negronis. We ended each show with everyone singing along to Candy Says. It was about as Max’s Kansas City as London gets.
On the final date my maverick visual collaborators Flo and Liz set up webcams and iPhones around the room. A lot of old friends were in town that night. We wrapped up around 1am and by 3am JF and I were waiting for a bus to the airport. Those were the days!
We didn’t know that was the last time we would see The Society Club. That it would suddenly close down while we were away. It was a very important place for me. They published my first lyrics book, gave me a place to experiment and feel at home. I met a lot of magical people there. Some of them are reading this.
Here’s to surviving five winters… with more twists than Harold Pinter would have deemed plausible… and here’s to the full length JF & Lail album… coming soon… inshallah!
And here is the video:
'We Got It Coming' by JF Robitaille & Lail Arad Video directed by Flo Kohl & Ellis Pendens Song produced & mixed by Mike Lindsay Sparks Music / Universal Music Canada
p.s. Speaking of winter, there’s a heatwave in London as I write this! Seeing the bar in that video made me thirsty… What’s the perfect cool-down drink for someone who has barely had a drink in two years?!
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