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INHEAVEN - BABY’S ALRIGHT

This is the monster hit we’ve been waiting for.

Some bands are born in the skies. From the off, INHEAVEN have carried the energy of a group intent on lifting straight off from Planet Earth without a second’s notice. Debut track ‘Regeneration’ could have easily been a lament on feeling numb in a grim, gentrified city, but there was always something more, a realisation that everyday emotions and objects aren’t enough. To be clear, these four aren’t aliens from another existence, but they’d certainly like onlookers to think as much. In the space of a year, ‘Regeneration’’s effect-drenched vocals have broken through. James Taylor’s unafraid to put his voice upfront on ‘BABY’S ALRIGHT’, delivering politically-charged lines with as much force as possible, because he wants people to hear. He sings about “a mess up place where hate breeds hate,” the target being a war-mongering superpower, but these words could easily be applied to a giant space mission. Given the gusto of ‘BABY’S ALRIGHT’ (and the outstanding pace shift midway through - look out for that), it’s clear INHEAVEN aren’t looking for plaudits. They’re simply clearing the space for their own path before stampeding into the distance. Yes, they’re clearly penning festival anthems in spades and if there was a factory for such a thing, they’d get the best seat in the house, but there’s also a higher calling defining their first steps. This is the monster hit we’ve been waiting for.

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