It’s been just over 10 years since Angels & Airwaves released their debut album, We Don’t Need To Whisper and in celebration of that, Tom DeLonge has re-recorded acoustic versions of 4 fan favourites, on a special We Don’t Need To Whisper Acoustic EP (released on iTunes today).
Their debut single, ‘The Adventure’, was released in 2006 and reached Number 20 in the UK charts, kicking off a fantastic side-project for Tom DeLonge and co. Since then, the band has had a few member changes but that hasn’t stopped them branching out from music into feature films, graphic novels, novels and more.
This track is a refreshing take on the original and is just as beautifully captivating and uplifting, just in a different way. It may have been stripped back but it hasn’t lost any of the passion or essence that made the original so exceptional. My only flaw with the EP is that I would have loved the whole album to have been re-recorded in this style.
No music video has been made as yet but the lyric video serves as a brilliant companion piece with a series of behind the scenes footage from the era of the debut album’s inception and recording.
What are your thoughts on this acoustic version of ‘The Adventure’? Have you got a #FeelGoodFriday track for us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘The Adventure (Acoustic)’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-adventure-acoustic/id1272287286?i=1272287919
My word, we’ve got two fantastic songs for you this week – one from my all-time favourite band, Angels & Airwaves and the other from newcomers, Years & Years, with their recent, chart-topping track.
First up, Angels & Airwaves! Since they’re my favourite band, I’m surprised I’ve gone this long without featuring them!
What’s not to love about this band?! I love Blink-182, but I love this band more! Tom DeLonge captured my attention, back in 2006, when he launched this band with a heart-felt spoken trailer and accompanying World War II/Space imagery alongside their euphoric songs. I have been following them since their inception and seen them every time they’ve toured the UK. This particular song, taken from their most recent release, The Dream Walker, sees the band move into a new sound and away from their previously enchanted sounds, into a more indie vibe, but yet they’re still epic!
Tell us what you think of this particular track and please check out the rest of their releases.
Angels & Airwaves – ‘Bullets In The Wind’
To me, it seems that these guys have appeared out of nowhere! I remember seeing them as a featured artist on iTunes and ever since then, they topped the charts with this track! Quite a calm, electronica/indie vibe with this particular song and the singer Olly Alexander’s (also known for his acting in programmes such as Skins) vocals make it interesting and unique. What do you think of it? Personally, I’m intrigued to hear what their future releases will hold.
Years & Years – ‘King’
Happy Two4Tunesday to one and all! Which 2 songs are you loving to share this week?
Matt – Muzik Speaks