ANDREW LONDON “Get Back to Work”
The 2020 lockdown was devastating for some, liberating for others, and possibly a combination of both for many full-time musicians. On the one hand it meant a sudden drop in income, but on the other an opportunity to stop travelling, ‘pivot’ towards new ways of connecting with audiences, and, in Andrew London’s case, write some new material. Inspiration came from a variety of places – Donald Trump, the family dynamics of the lockdown itself, recollections of past tours and collaborations. This ‘Covid Suite’ of songs has been added to half a dozen recordings on which work had begun prior to the lockdown, and now appears as a whole new album entitled ‘Get back To Work!’. After popular demand in the wake of previous releases, song lyrics and notes about the songs have been included, so the album is a true snapshot of the year that was 2020, lockdown and all.