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.