Ireland’s whenyoung, who were adopted by the London scene, are clearly poised for huge success. Their latest release is an acoustic rendition of their certified banger The Others, which introduces delicate embellishments to an already brilliant tune.
Aoife Power’s running commentary of social divide sits perfectly with a progressive acoustic guitar. Accompanying these is the welcome addition of a piano, introducing a lovely dynamic to the lyrically aggression of The Others. The chorus is where the song really takes off, however. Power belts the lyrics with so much passion, you’d be forgiven in forgetting this isn’t a political speech. When compared to the original recording, it becomes apparent how brilliant whenyoung are at performing mesmerising harmonies, a sure treat for a live audience.