BRAND NEW: The Radio Dept. – “Heaven’s On Fire”

“People see rock and roll as youth culture and when youth culture becomes monopolised by big business, what are the youth to do? Do you have any idea? I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture.” – Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.

“Heaven’s On Fire” opens with an audio sample of the above quote, before jumping into a blissful poppy jam that you can’t not want to dance to. The seemingly pessimistic nature of the opening quote juxtaposed with the actual song works surprisingly well.

It’s one of those special songs. You know those ones where you can tell from the first listen that it’s something great? It’s one of those.

The piano chords blended with the drumming give off a more reflective vibe, before throwing you into a solo to bring the song to a close. I can’t recommend this enough, it’s such a fun song.

Score: 9/10

Grab a free download here.

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