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Single: The Maccabees – Went Away

Written by Ciaran McDermott. Posted in Single


Published on May 29, 2012

Probably already familiar to fellow fans of the band, ‘Went Away’ comes from one of the front-runners for album of 2012; ‘Given To The Wild’.
‘Went Away’ undertakes a similar approach to the majority of the album with a slow relaxing instrumental opening before travelling into a louder and higher tempo finish. We are greeted with a beginning with of innocent echoed tones from Orlando Weeks, rolling into exciting strong trio of vocal, drum and guitar-led finish.
As per usual, ‘Went Away’ is based upon intimate conversation or thoughts, delineated with lyrics such as “hold me close, don’t let me go I need you.” Let’s be honest though, would you expect a song without some degree of delicate emotion from The Maccabees??
Yet another strong tune from The Maccabees, this will be a track you will enjoy from the start.

About Ciaran McDermott

I'm into rock, indie, punk, alternative and all things britpop including: Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Twin Atlantic, The Stone Roses, The Strokes, The Smiths, Panic! At the Disco, The Gaslight Anthem, Nirvana, Muse, The Clash, Pulp, Springsteen, Blur, The Fray and more.

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