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Guillemots: 'Falling Out of Reach'

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Guillemots: 'Falling Out of Reach'
Released on Monday, May 26 2008

Chances are you've heard all about Sir Ian McKellen's starring role in the video for this new Guillemots single. The burning question: is the song any good? Well, if McKellen were comparing the track to his film work, it would rocket past Last Action Hero and head straight towards X-Men 2 greatness. A complete u-turn from the stomping disco of last single 'Get Over It', 'Falling Out of Reach' begins as a stripped-down acoustic ballad and blossoms into an epic, gorgeous summer tear-jerker about two people disconnecting.

Lyrically, the song tends to rely on the rhyming dictionary ("they're trying to make you compromise, this fire burning in your eyes"), but the key is in the delivery - Dangerfield sings earnestly and from the heart. Guillemots even manage to weave whistling into proceedings without making it sound terrible! As beautiful a song as you're likely to hear all year, 'Falling Out of Reach' makes it two out of two great singles from Guillemots' Red album.


> Click here for our review of Guillemots' album

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