Give Your Heart Away

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  • This song from North East England folk group The Unthanks' fourth album, Last was written by a local songwriter. Co-vocalist Rachel Unthanks explained to Spinner: "That was written by a man called Jon Redfern. When we first started out he supported us a few times and we played with him. His album is absolutely beautiful, arrangements and singing so beautiful and heartfelt and interesting."
  • On first listen this appears to be a bleak love song, but it actually has a different meaning. "We thought it was just a love song," Rachel explained to Spinner. "[It] could be seen as that, but it's actually about his reaction to the Iraq war. The story is that he was living in Manchester at the time and there was a protest march going past his window and he questions why he wouldn't go to war for his country. He felt it wasn't the right thing to do."
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