Thomas McConnell


SINCE the death of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, there has been many a conflicted opinion about the woman, whether it be good or bad... I shall not go further into broadcasting my political views, although, they may be an interesting read yet this is a music blog so let us focus on the excellent music at hand.

Originally written when McConnell was 16, Miss Maggie T. has developed into something much more than just an ordinary track about a past prime-minister... Firstly it has been written by a brilliant musician then secondly, has a rather melancholic but very upbeat introduction, how can someone mix these two factors and still create a superb basis for an extremely opinionated track? Listen in and you shall understand. 

Acoustically colossal is the sound, progressing into a multi-tonal array of dreamlike auras to elaborate pathways to ecstatic rejoice, exactly what was meant to be felt once brought to an audience's attention.
The overall tone progresses as we listen more and become introduced to McConnell's superb voice of which  I have previously described as Gallagher-esque and Lennon worthy, reviving music gone by, all the while mixing a rather sharp modern twist that is buried deep within the foundlings of his music. Completely mind-boggling stuff, but if repeated, you can clearly feel this along with the ironic judgements, overwhelmingly powerful, all this is especially felt within the last spoken line 'And where you're going the coal will burn all night.' 

Fierce and strong, two words which could only touch the surface of 'Miss Maggie T.' 's superiority. Just like Thatcher herself, this track is incredibly controversial, McConnell knows this and has a effective way of portraying these important factors of society, incorporating them within his music. It's what makes me such a fan and I know it'll attract you, my reader's too. 






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