Oliver Wakeman shares video for emotive new single Miss You Now

Oliver Wakeman
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Oliver Wakeman has shared a brand video for his brand new single, the emotive Miss You Now, which you can watch below.

The single is taken from Wakeman's upcoming solo album, the Celtic prog-tinged Anam Cara,, which he will release through Spirit Of Unicorn Music on May 10. It's Wakeman's eleventh solo album and his first under his own name for 20 years.

“It was originally written about a long distance relationship and the emotional pull of having to say goodbye," says Wakeman. "However people who’ve heard the track say it reminds them of people who they’re missing, whether that’s through the ending of a relationship or friendship or even bereavement. So really it has become a song about loss.

"You can write a piece of music about one thing but people will go on to put their own interpretation on it. They’ll pick up on the bit which matters most to them.  That’s the wonderful thing about music."

Miss You Now features a striking vocal from Hayley Griffiths, and also features appearances from Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Oliver Day (Beatrix Players) and Scott Higham (former Pendragon). 

Anam Cara has been mixed by Karl Groom (Threshold) and recorded by John Mitchell (It BitesLonely RobotKinoFrost* ).

Pre-order Anam Cara.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.