Miles Kane - Give Up 2

Miles Kane – Give Up

Miles Kane’s new track ‘Give up’ has been unveiled and is due for digital release on 24th February and 7” the next day. The lead track on a four track EP which the digital version also includes, ‘Woman’s Touch’, the video to, ‘Give Up’ and track ‘Competition’. The latter is the B side for the vinyl release.

GIITV hear Ian Broudie, formerly of the Lightning Seeds, and producer for acts like The Zutons and The Coral, has recently been working on acts like Domino’s talented new songster Peter Jackson, has produced this Miles Kane offering also.

The single, co-written by Kid Harpoon is the first from Miles’ second album due later this year and is the follow up to his 2011 debut ‘Colour of the Trap’. Lyrically the rhyming of ‘superstitious’ and ‘malicious’ along with ‘Suicide’ and ‘terrified’ isn’t perhaps the stuff of genius but no matter as the single and video alike are inescapably as enjoyable.

Kane’s romps through the video with an energetic performance in front of a woman who, well, romps along with him on the floor on a screen behind him. The bridge lends more than a passing melodic tip of the hat to Mansun as Kane muses “You always get what you want, just by strutting your stuff” before launching into the chorus with a heralding call of “Give up”.

The middle 8 of “You’re pretty, good looking, but I’m looking for a way out” once again reminds us that Kane’s lyrics on this offering were secondary to the overall crafting of the single. Don’t be mistaken for thinking this is any great criticism of the track or video though.

This review was written after a single listen to the track and I really enjoyed it. In fact I really, really enjoyed it. It’s a really good single and engaging video and if you don’t like it I couldn’t give a [Arctic] monkey because I do.


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