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Boyz drained by video tribute to Steo

Boyzone have revealed how the video shoot for their new single was emotionally draining as they remembered their late bandmate – and "brother" – Stephen Gately.

The video for Gave It All Away sees the remaining quartet sitting in a room remembering their close friend, who was affectionately known as Steo.

Gately died in October while on holiday in Majorca.

Singer Ronan Keating said: “We wanted the footage to be as truthful and honest as possible based on how we were feeling and were reacting during the making of the video on that day. It really reflects the whole day as it was.”

The single was premiered on Keating's new radio show on London station Magic 105.4. It is due to be released on March 1.

Mournful

“We found it really hard to make this video and the footage is incredibly raw and tough to watch at times,” he said. “But we didn't want it being too mournful all the way through.

“There's a nice scene of us four brothers sat around a table at the end with Stephen's favourite picture hanging up behind us. It's us reminiscing about the good times and the laughter we had with our other brother.”

Bandmate Shane Lynch said: “As you will see from the video, it was a very hard shoot for us boys to do but also enjoyable in a way as we all felt Steo around us that day. For me the single feels like the end of an old chapter but also the beginning of a new one for us all.”

The track has been written by Mika and features on forthcoming album Brother which is out on March 8.