Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have returned with their latest cover tune, this time tackling the Foo Fighters classic Everlong. In the video, the couple were joined by a surprise guest: a white snake.
The cover was uploaded to YouTube yesterday (28 February) and is the latest in the couple’s Sunday Lockdown Lunch series.
Before kicking off the tune, a title card assured that “no animals were harmed or mistreated” during filming and that “all [animal] handling was done under the strict supervision and instruction of a trained professional”.
Recently, Willcox revealed she started the Sunday Lockdown Lunch series because Fripp was “withdrawing” while in COVID-19 lockdown.
“Here I am in this house with this 74-year-old husband who I really don’t want to live without,” she told The Guardian. “He was withdrawing, so I thought: ‘I’m going to teach him to dance.’ And it became a challenge.”
Fripp wasn’t too keen about the videos at first. In fact, he was “fucking furious” when Willcox uploaded their first viral hit: a video which showed Fripp in a tutu dancing along to Swan Lake.
He eventually changed his tune after realising it was a way to stay connected to fans who were also in lockdown.
“The response was so overwhelmingly positive,” she recalled. “And now, six months down the line, he can see that it was quite an important thing to do, in that it became a shared experience with an audience that needed to be reminded of the beauty of human laughter.”
She added: “I’ve not put him in such desperate situations.”
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