With their own spin to the much-loved Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers classic number one track from 1998, The Blackheart Orchestra are on top form with ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next‘.
The Blackheart Orchestra is an award-winning Manchester, UK-based indie electronic prog-folk/alt-rock duo act who have added a new chapter to their story here.
”We’ve created a new interpretation of the Manic Street Preachers classic No.1 from 1998 that’s all about climate change. We will be donating a proportion of the download profits to the wonderful JUST ONE Tree who work tirelessly to offset carbon emissions through reforestation. When the song was written it was about the past, but now 23 years later, the words are all about the future. We’ve looked at the song through a different lens and our version and the accompanying video scream for the world to u-turn on the pollution, industrial destruction, planet abuse and self-interest that rules today’s economies with an almost total disregard for future generations.” ~ The Blackheart Orchestra
The Blackheart Orchestra reminds us of a really brilliant single that is cherished by young and old. The lyrics are honest and striking, as they send out a wonderful effort that has terrific production and the eerie soundscape will have you feeling in a rather reflective mood.
‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next‘ from the excellent Manchester, UK-based band The Blackheart Orchestra, is a well-sung single from a vocalist who is at the top of her game. She performs with a gloriously melodic style and reaches notes that might make your whole body shiver in awe of her brilliant technique. This is a song to ponder on, as we wonder where the world is actually headed after many years of greed and poor decisions that will affect us all for many a generation.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen