Robbie Williams performs upbeat reggae remix of 'Angels' with The Horne Section band

Publish Date
Thursday, 7 May 2020, 5:20PM

In what seems like an unlikely pairing, Robbie Williams has collaborated with comedian Alex Horne and the Horne Section band to transform his 1997 mega-hit 'Angels' into a brand new reggae song.

The upbeat remix was unveiled this morning - and we are loving it!

Speaking about the collaboration, Horne said it has been a long time coming but it's thanks to the worldwide lockdown that it finally happened.

"I suppose there is the odd, nice side effect of this situation, and for me, it's the fact that Robbie is at home in LA with nothing to do," says Horne.

"So he's twiddling his thumbs, and we happen to share a saxophonist - the saxophonist in my band also plays with Robbie.

"So we've always tried to get him to do something with us, and this has been the first time that we've all been stationary at the same time."

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Horne also revealed it was Mark Brown, their shared saxophonist, who reworked the much-loved song.

"Our saxophonist worked out he'd played it, I think, 1,400 times last year with Robbie's band because of rehearsals and so on.

"So he was determined to do a new version of it, so it's this sort of upbeat reggae version.

"Robbie did it in one take and he's got a brilliant voice and absolutely nailed it. I mean, he should know the words by now, but it was a new version and he got it right first time.