Renowned for their ragged, anthemic energy often inspired by the Britpop and Manchester scenes, MTV UNPLUGGED LIVE finds DMA’S stripping their songbook back to basics. Focusing on acoustic guitar, piano, violin and cello, these new arrangements unveil fresh new perspectives on the songs. Some now carry a folk vibe, while others hone in on the poignancy of the band’s lyrics.
The set makes an immediate statement with “Feels Like 37,” which substitutes its rush of spiky melody with a more reflective atmosphere. Numerous fan favourites such as “Step Up The Morphine,” “In The Air” and “Lay Down” resonate in their new form, while the album also features their previously unreleased, violin-driven take on the Madonna classic “Beautiful Stranger.”