The Xcerts have recorded an acoustic cover of Architects‘ ‘Gone With The Wind‘ in memory of Tom Searle, with all the proceeds going towards Martlet’s Hospice in Hove. Dig deep.
Writing on Facebook, Xcerts’ vocalist Murray explains,
I know you’re probably deep in conversation with Bowie and Prince about writing and recording so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I threatened for years I’d record one of your songs acoustically and I’ve finally done it. You are well aware ‘Gone With The Wind’ is a personal favourite of mine and I sincerely hope I’ve done you and the boys justice.
Our favourite past time was talking for hours on end about songwriting and our connection was certainly built upon the fact you and i saw the romance in what we both did, regardless of the fact you wrote heavy epics and i write pop songs. I was always so intrigued and inquisitive about your writing as listening to your songs, to me, was like watching ‘Inception’. “Where on earth did you start with this” became my tagline every time i heard a new demo. Your skill and craftsmanship within songwriting was and will forever be an absolute wonder to me. I’m glad you could never fully explain where a song came from, deep down I never wanted to find out.”
Architects’ Tom Searle passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Head here to donate to Martlet’s Hospice.