Boyzone Mourn Stephen Gately In The Mika-Written “Gave It All Away”

Robbie Daw | January 19, 2010 8:05 am

Poor Boyzone never attained the one-hit wonder success here in the States that rivals Take That did in the ’90s, save for a brief flash in the pan when radio showed minor interest in Notting Hill soundtrack ballad “No Matter What.” Nor did the U.K. show much interest when the Irish boyband attempted a Take That-style comeback two years ago. Unfortunately it was the untimely passing of 33-year-old member Stephen Gately this past October that thrust them back in the spotlight.

Below the jump is the music video for Boyzone’s “Gave It All Away,” the first for the band since Gately’s death. The track was penned by Mika.

Warning: Grab a Kleenex—despite the slightly upbeat/almost reggae-like quality of the ballad, the tearjerker video features Ronan Keating and the rest of the band struggling to write letters to Gately.

“Gave It All Away,” the lead single from Boyzone’s upcoming album Brother, had been recorded some time back, and features Stephen Gately’s vocals.