This piano-based ballad is full of emotional intensity. Lyrically, ‘Ache’ focuses on the loneliness that can be felt by both partners within a relationship in troubled times. The song builds effectively, centred around the vocal melody and powerful delivery from Michael Marcagi. Produced by Simone Felice, the second single from The Heavy Hours is a departure from their upbeat first release, ‘Don’t Walk Away’, demonstrating their songcraft and versatility. The Cincinnati-based group is definitely one to watch.