take it is Gary Barlow performed an outstanding duet with singer Boy George for Barlow’s online series titled The Crooners sessions.
The pop duo performed Take That’s 2006 hit “Patience” from their respective homes. Barlow played the melody on the piano while George sang lead vocals, creating a stunning performance as the duo’s voices complemented each other perfectly.
Crooner Sessions is a series created by Barlow. From 2020, Barlow started the series to keep people’s spirits up during the UK’s first nationwide lockdown and the subsequent closure of venues and live events during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The series sees him collaborating with other well-known musicians, from Robbie Williams to Queen’s Brian May, via video call to perform light-hearted covers of famous tunes. By posting a new video every day to YouTube and social media, the series shows a new side to Barlow and the people he plays with, as the series focuses on fun rather than showing off supreme talent.
The duet with George received praise from fans commenting on YouTube how this episode was a spectacular start to the week that sees many of us still sequestered inside.
Barlow rose to fame as the lead singer of the band Take That and is considered one of the UK’s most successful songwriters. To date, Barlow has penned 14 No. 1 singles, including 10 for Take That, three in his solo career, the last being Robbie Williams’ “Candy”.
Take That’s “Patience” peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart. The track won the Brit Award for ‘Song of the Year’ in 2006 and ‘Best Briton’ at the 2007 BRIT Awards. The track was Take That’s first release since their split in 1996 and is widely regarded as the best comeback song ever created by a band or musician in the UK.
Barlow released their fifth studio album, Music played by humans last November and scored their 11th UK No. 1 album. The long-awaited release featured guest appearances from such esteemed artists as Michael Bublé, Sebastián Yatra, Beverley Knight, Barry Manilow and Alesha Dixon, among others.
Music played by humans can be purchased here.