- 28 May 20
The Glasgow band have added a rock edge to the classic 80's tune.
Glasgow-based band December have shared a radical reworking of the theme tune from BBC's classic series Maggie, originally performed by BA Robertson. They've added a new edge to the song, with strong rock influences turning the classic track into something more modern. Nostalgia is flipped on its head, proving how timeless the core of the original is.
Maggie was an acclaimed BBC series in the early 80's based on the best selling books by Joan Lingard about the growing pains of Maggie McKinley as a teenager in Glasgow in the late 70's/early 80's. December singer Ails Pattinson wanted to pay tribute to the figure she looked up to as a child with the cover.
"Maggie was an inspirational figure to me when I was growing up," she explains. "She was brave and independent and didn’t take no for an answer when pursuing her dreams. Kirsty Miller’s portrayal of her was amazing and iconic in our lives so we were thrilled she agreed to star in the video. The original track by BA Robertson has been part of the soundtrack of our lives and we just wanted to play it – so we did and the record you hear is what came out of those sessions. We hope we haven’t wrecked it too much!"
The group are also heavily influenced by U2, whom they paid tribute to in 2016 with 'Alison Stewart', a song about U2's early days in Dublin. They've also received critical acclaim for their reworkings of classic U2 tracks and hope to release their next album of original material this autumn.