TRACK REVIEW: The Woven Project – 44 | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A lot has changed in the intervening twelve years between the writing of this β€˜new’ track by the Woven Project and its eventual release.

In fact, 2011 feels like another world, another galaxy. So there is something haunted about this track even outside its spectral electronics and sparse piano; a sound out-of-time, even out of place in its heartfelt poetry. It shares some of its joy-through-personal-pain cinematic quality with Elbow, the gruff powerful and tender lead vocals evoking something of Guy Garvey. 44 is a really arresting piece of music that is well worth a listen, offering a portal to an imagined past, or maybe an alternative present – one that is more melodic, more hopeful, despite adversity. A beautiful song.

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