In case you weren’t feeling very cupid-like as we quickly approach Valentine’s Day, the kind lads in Neck Deep are getting everyone in the spirit with a lovely new version of “What Took You So Long?”
Explaining how the new stripped-down and unplugged rendition came together, vocalist Ben Barlow said, “‘What Took You So Long?’ acoustic was something we whittled together during a little down time. 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.’”
Barlow added, “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!”
To check out the new acoustic version of the All Distortions Are Intentional track, be sure to look below.