WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM THE MONTAGUES – I’LL BE ALRIGHT
Five piece alt-rock band The Montagues are back with their roaring new single ‘I’ll Be Alright’, which was released on 14th July. The song opens with sounds that remind me of the intro to The Killers’ ‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’, before heavy drums signal a jump into a powerful guitar line. The first verse sets the scene of a romance that is coming to an end, with the singer having to ‘let you go’.
The first verse does feel a little forgettable, but the chorus is where this song really comes alive. The title of the song is belted out with real passion on top of a lashing of guitars that, whilst having a thick sound, also feels melodic and emotional.
‘I’ll Be Alright’ throttles along at a great pace, building its sound before paring it back in the third quarter of the song. This keeps the listener interested, and it actually gives the impression that the song is fading out, with a few moments of silence at the end of this quieter section. But in a moment that I imagine would be great live, the song is jolted back into action with its loudest section yet, with a searing guitar line that would be sure to get the air-guitars out in the audience! It’s a fantastic final wave of energy in the song.
The final chorus is followed by the song winding down for good this time. The quieter 30-second outro gives an opportunity for the guitars to shine with a more melancholic feel and makes the end of the song feel less sudden than it could have been.
Based in Rhyl and Liverpool, you can catch The Montagues live at Tha Knows! Festival in Sheffield and Rhyl Town Hall during September. I think their stadium-rock sound would transform fantastically to a live setting, and I can definitely imagine them playing on a festival main stage.