PARAGON CAUSE – “MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME”
Paragon Cause, the ethereal electro-rock duo from Ottawa, did not let 2020 slow them down. Fresh off the successful release of their prior two albums, the duo is set to release a collection of singles and a new album that further highlights their desire to create music that is both compelling and artistically fulfilling. In addition to frequent collaborator and producer Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes), the duo further expanded their sonic palate by bringing some iconic and surprising collaborators on board, Liam Howe (Sneaker Pimps) and Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction). Although the duo is known to lean towards the darker side of music, this collection of songs provides a welcome sense of optimism.
Paragon Cause will spend all of 2021 priming fans for the release of their new full-length Autopilot early next year. And they’re kicking things off with the appropriately named lead single “Making Up For Lost Time.”
With the guidance and production skills of Sune Rose Wagner, leader of the Raveonettes, who produced Autopilot and the previous two Paragon Cause albums, musicians Jay Bonaparte and Michelle Opthof successfully met their goal of combining the feel of a Jesus & Mary Chain tune with the structure of an Everly Brothers song.
The composition is capped off by lyrics that speak of taking chances, making mistakes, and acknowledging those same missteps. “It’s happy, but there is a sense of longing,” Bonaparte says about “Making Up For Lost Time.” “It was initially meant to be about friends but after the last year with COVID, I think it can be applied to our current life in general. We want people to either sit in their car or put on some headphones and close their eyes. We want people to hear the song and remember what it was like living the last year and then feel the sense of optimism as life will start to come back to us. By the end of the song, we want people excited to begin the next chapter in their lives. It is meant to be a glimmer of hope through the long fog of isolation, whether it be from a past relationship or life.”
The kick off to this year-long release series includes a fantastic and dreamy video for “Making Up For Lost Time,” self-produced by Paragon Cause that perfectly captures the emotions and beauty at the core of this amazing new track.
“The idea for the video, is that there is a person who is giving her past self advice, while her past self is giving her future self more advice. Its the idea of a cycle of missteps that occur, regardless of the point in our life. As the song progresses and speeds up, the protagonist is trying to make up for lost time, walking forward but no matter how fast she walks, time is always going to move quicker than we can. Its not something to dwell on, we need to accept it and move on.”
There’s much more to come from Paragon Cause, so stay tuned.
Release Date: January 2021