Nathan, Jay, Siva, Max and Tom (AKA The Wanted) are back with “Heart Vacancy,” single #2 off their forthcoming debut self titled album. The follow up to the more up-tempo “All Time Low,” “Heart Vacancy” calls to mind CLASSIC American boy band ballads of the late 90s/early 00s. Bands like the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, LFO…those guys had it all. The Wanted are VERY much in that same vein and I think that’s a compliment to the boys, their producers and their record label. I also think that it was wise to first release a snappier, up-tempo pop song like “All Time Low” which wound up going all the way to #1 on the UK Single Charts. While it was inevitable that The Wanted would release a ballad eventually, starting out strong with something a bit dancier is always a wise move.
The sappy video channels the Giuseppe Tornatore classic, Cinema Paradiso, complete with a cast of characters including a little boy and a projector. All throughout the video The Wanted boys mope around this little picturesque Italian town, singing sadly as they make their way through the narrow streets. The song showcases EACH boys’ vocals, not to mention their good looks. While “All Time Low” might be more my cup of tea, I do appreciate that these
Abercrombie Models singers can in fact sing. I’m interested to see how this single does on the charts when it’s released on October 18th, followed by the album release on October 25th via Geffen. Check out the video below. Oh and on an unrelated note…does anyone else think Max kinda looks like Shayne Ward?