Friendly Fires have released the video for their huge crossover anthem, “Heaven Let Me In.” Directed by BISON (Bonobo, London Grammar and Jon Hopkins), the video stars acclaimed British actor Jeremy Irvine – famed for his roles in War Horse and Mama Mia – who dances through the streets and landmarks of London’s Docklands to perfectly encapsulate the intoxicating, sun-comes-up feel of the song. Watch the “Heaven Let Me In” video.
“Heaven Let Me In” is Friendly Fires’ second brand new song of 2018. Built around a euphoric, clipped, “French touch” style loop, the single is co-produced with Disclosure and was written in one late night session at the lauded electronic duo’s north London studio. It’s the second time these artists have collaborated, Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane having previously contributed vocals to Disclosure’s debut album (on “Defeated No More”).
Straddling both the underground and overground, “Heaven Let Me In” is picking up accolades from clubland, the mainstream and beyond, including a “Best New Music” nod by KCRW and inclusion in Under The Radar‘s “10 Best Songs Of The Week.” In the UK both BBC Radio1 listed it as a “Track of The Week.” Following the success of their comeback single “Love Like Waves” and a string of UK festival headline slots across the UK, it’s another tantalizing pointer towards the sound of Friendly Fires’ third album, set for release in 2019. With the band sounding as fresh and vital as ever, it’s a clear indication that the band can match, exceed even, the success of their acclaimed previous albums Friendly Fires and Pala and all the accolades (including Brit Awards and Mercury Prize nominations) they picked up along the way.
Friendly Fires are set to play a run of intimate UK shows in November and December. Over the years, Friendly Fires’ live events – from basement raves and curated club nights to huge headline shows and festival headline slots – have become the stuff of legend. This run of shows, which will include an all-nighter at London’s Oval Space on November 30 will be no exception and will see Friendly Fires joined by a stellar line up of guests across the four shows, including Ross From Friends, Space Dimension Controller, Justin Robertson, Paranoid London, Vonica, Alex Metric& Ten Yen. The dates are:
The full tour dates are:
11/28 – NEWCASTLE Riverside (with Justin Robertson and Vonica)
11/29 – LONDON Oval Space (with Space Dimension Controller and Vonica)
11/30 – LONDON Oval Space (with Ross From Friends (DJ), Space Dimension Controller, Alex Metric & Ten Yen)