The ARCS – ” Heaven Is A Place “

Posted: November 11, 2022 in MUSIC

After breaking eight years of silence on October 13th by announcing the January 27th release of their new LP, “Electrophonic Chronic”, The Arcs have followed up today by sharing a new single and the corresponding music video for “Heaven Is A Place.” The number was written as a homage to the group’s former member and multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift, who passed away on July 3rd, 2018, after a prolonged battle with alcoholism.

“Heaven Is A Place” was mostly penned after Swift’s untimely passing. The space-infused anthem features Leon Michels’ banging on B3 organ and Rhodes piano. At the same time, the bandleader, Dan Auerbach, lends steady chords complimenting the repetitive lyrical arrangement to create a sense of balance.

“This new record is all about honoring Swift,” offered Auerbach, in the initial press release about the album. “It’s a way for us to say goodbye to him by revisiting him playing and laughing, singing. It was heavy at times, but I think it’s really helpful to do it.” 

The group’s forthcoming release was co-produced by Auerbach and fellow bandmate Michels. “Electrophonic Chronic” features contributions from the late-Richard Swift, who died during the recording process of the 12-track album, which is due out on January 27th via Easy Eye Sound

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