Said the Whale have released another great single Heaven from their forthcoming album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide. We are loving this single just as much as Step into Darkness. We’re excited for the release of the album which is out March 31, via Hidden Pony Records.
Previously operating as a five-piece, the band is currently made up of trio – frontmen Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester and keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown.
Ben Worcester explains the concept behind the song:
‘Heaven’ is a song about nostalgia. I was inspired by my dear friend and next door neighbour Ron Strand who I’ve known since I was born. Him and I had a shared love for visiting and keeping tabs on familiar places in the city and watching as things changed and developed over time. In 2016, Ron was struck by a bicycle and fell into a coma. He passed away a few days later. Before he died I had a dream about him waking up from his coma, which helped inspire some of the lyrics in the second half of the song. Recording “Heaven” was possibly the most collaborative effort I’ve experienced in my career, literally building a song from scratch, from a few words and ideas, from a visceral feeling. It was exciting to have such momentum – we sat in a cluttered room and pulled on threads revealing something, a song none of us intended or expected.