PLAY IT AGAIN! PARAGON CAUSE – Making Up For Lost Time
by Walter Price
Ottawa post-punk duo Paragon Cause [Michelle Opthof / Jay Bonaparte] has teamed up with songwriter/producer Sune Rose Wagner [The Raveonettes] for their stunning new single, “Making Up For Lost Time”. The single, on the edge of noise-pop, will have fans of RIDE and The Jesus and Mary Chain immediately hooked.
Part of the magic here is the song’s origins have been reinterpreted to fit the coming through the struggles of this past year and hopes for the future. As the band is quoted, “Making Up For Lost Time is a wonderful song about time. Although written prior to Covid, we feel as though it has taken on a new meaning. The last few years have been a whirlwind. After spending a decade not pursuing our dreams and passions, we felt that we had lost them. Luckily, someone else saw them in us and coaxed them out. Little by little, we gained speed until we were racing along. If you spend your life playing it safe and not taking chances are you going to regret it?”
This single is the first from their forthcoming 2022 LP, ‘Autopilot’. And if you’re a fan of The Know, Fleur Du Mal, UMMAGMA, and beautiful lyricism then add this one to your favorite things-will-change playlist. And you can stream this brilliant new single as well as watch the film, produced/edited by the band’s own Jay Bonaparte, now at the GTC.
Band photo/quotes courtesy of Paragon Cause
Written and performed by Jay Bonaparte, Michelle Opthof and Sune Rose Wagner
Produced by Sune Rose Wagner
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering
Recorded at Neko Studios, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Lyrics and Voice by Michelle Opthof
Guitars – Jay Bonaparte
Drums and Bass – Sune Rose Wagner
Video Produced and Edited by Jay Bonaparte
“By the end of the song, we would like for you to be excited to begin the next chapter in your life. Don’t settle. Take chances, make mistakes, and acknowledge those same missteps.” – Paragon Cause