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Neck Deep Have Released A Stripped Back Version Of Their Track ‘What Took You So Long?’

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 11 February 2021 at 18.00

A beautiful song at its bare bones.

Neck Deep
have released a visual for an acoustic version of their song 'What Took You So Long?'

A tender and heartfelt track in its own right, stripping away the layers reveals a new sense of emotion within the song and also point more focus on the absolutely wonderful songwriting prowess that Neck Deep have at their disposal. 

Vocalist Ben Barlow has given a bit of explanation for why they chose to perform the song in this way:

“’What Took You So Long?’ acoustic was something we whittled together during a little downtime. It was a song that originally came together in the studio, and whilst recording we noticed it’s ‘balladic’ (if that’s even a word, I haven’t been autocorrected!) qualities. We flicked through the stems and re-recorded guitars acoustically and really just focused on getting the song to sound as beautiful as possible. We added a ton of different layers to the composition and even a little mandolin-like in ‘Little Dove’.

It’s a straight-up love song, and love is a complex spectrum, so we felt having a softer version alongside the original would nicely depict the different forms that love can take. Energetic and exciting, to delicate and meaningful all in the same moment. We hoped that it could provide a little soundtrack to those beautiful moments with this rendition. Enjoy!”

Get lost in it below:

And here's the original for you as well:

The track appears on the band's latest full-length 'All Distortions Are Intentional', which is out now via Hopeless Records.

Here's the utterly brilliant 'I Revolve (Around You)'

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