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Music duo Firewoodisland have released their official cover of iconic Alphaville song ‘Forever Young’ via Warner Music UK. To date, the pairing has seen support from the likes of renowned publications like PopMatters, Earmilk, Clash Magazine, Atwood Magazine, Wonderland Magazine and Q Magazine as well as airplay on BBC Radio Wales (A-List), BBC Radio 6’s Radcliffe & Maconie and Tom Robinson, BBC Radio’s Introducing In The West, Devon, and Stoke, Amazing Radio and Norway’s NRK P3.
Firewoodisland elaborates on the personal meaning behind the song cover, “We’ve always wanted to do our own take on a well-known song. ‘Forever Young’ was one of the most played road trips tunes from Stian’s childhood memories. Talking about a time of real uncertainty, the Cold War, it mirrors the time we are going through in 2020. Our hope was to make a beautiful and heartfelt Firewoodisland rendition, while still respecting the original melodies and lyrics. Hopefully, we’ve done it justice.”
‘Forever Young’ is reimagined through more modern mediums but carries the same warmth of the original by Alphaville.