David Lewis Gedge has shared a new video for his beautiful cover of ‘We Have All The Time In The World’, the closing track from new project ‘Not From Where I’m Standing’; a collection of Bond themes covered by current and former members of The Wedding Present. Widely-known as the legendary Leeds indie-rock band’s frontman and only constant member throughout their time, Gedge reveals a vulnerability to his approach in paying homage to the iconic theme from ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. His earnest vocal, matched with sparse and melancholy piano accompaniment displays real bravery and confidence in pairing the song back to its bare foundations.
The track’s stunning piano arrangement comes from former The Wedding Present guitarist Danielle Wadey, providing the ideal backdrop to Gedge’s tender and considered vocals; the alchemy of this combination perfectly achieving his intentions of a slightly more sombre take than Louis Armstrong’s popular original:
David Gedge on ‘We Have All The Time In The World’
'I always found the Louis Armstrong version of ‘We Have All The Time In The World’ to be kind of inappropriately chirpy, given that it comes after a particularly [and memorably] sad bit of the film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. For my version, I stripped it down to just vocal and a piano [beautiful arrangement by Danielle Wadey, by the way] and slowed it down in order to make it sound more melancholy.’
‘We Have All The Time In The World’ is accompanied by a new video directed and produced by Jessica McMillan (@oooiseaux) and edited by Jack Nielsen (@animalhousing)
Released 4th December 2020 via Leeds development label Come Play With Me, the benefit album as a whole contains 20 innovative reinterpretations of themes from much-loved 007 classics, and is available as a double LP (including CD), CD, and digitally, with a wonderful sleeve design from celebrated British artists The Connor Brothers. 100% of the profits from its sale will be donated to ‘Campaign Against Living Miserably’(CALM).