Florence + the Machine release new song “Heaven is Here”
Rock band Florence + the Machine have released their new song “Heaven is Here”, accompanied by a video by acclaimed director Autumn de Wilde. The song follows their recent February single, “King”, the group’s first new music since the “Call Me Cruella” on the Cruel soundtrack in 2021.
Oh! Bring your salt / Bring your cigarette / Draw me a circle / And I’ll protect / Heaven is here / If you want it, Florence sings to open the percussive new tune.
“‘Heaven is Here’ was the first song I wrote in confinement after a long period without being able to go to the studio”, explains Florence Welch. “I wanted to do something monstrous. And that clamor of joy and anger and sorrow was the first thing that came out. Since the dance studios are also closed, it was my dream to one day create a choreography with it. So it was one of the first pieces of music that I did specifically with contemporary dance in mind.
The video, choreographed by Ryan Heffington, was shot in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2021 and shows Florence leading a group of dancers (all dressed in gray dresses) through heart-pounding moves.
Florence took to Instagram to share the video and her support for her Ukrainian friends. “Two of the dancers in this video are currently in shelter. To my brave and beautiful sisters Maryne and Anastasiia, I love you. I wish I could put my arms around you. Strength. Find ways to support in the stories.
@rescueorg,” she wrote.
And every song I wrote / became an escape rope / tied around my neck / to pull me to the sky, Florence speaks to conclude the song.
Check out the new video below: