INHEAVEN: It’s the End of the World as We Know It
INHEAVEN’s self-titled debut record is out now on [PIAS] and it couldn’t have made its way to our ears at a better time.
The turbulent nature of the album packs a punch musically, thanks to the writing team of Chloe Little and James Taylor (not that James Taylor). The music on INHEAVEN seeks a masochistic end to a chaotic society, but not before relishing fleeting feelings of love. James from INHEAVEN shares with TIDAL a playlist to accompany their debut record.
R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”
What better way to start the apocalypse than with this classic? The lyrics hit you like a bullet. A stream-of-consciousness rant over a jangle pop musical backing. One of my favorites of all time.
Public Enemy, “Fight the Power”
‘Our freedom of speech is freedom or death/We’ve got to fight the powers that be.’ The perfect song to start a riot.
INHEAVEN, “Baby’s Alright”
‘Baby’s Alright’ was a song inspired by the counter-culture movement. We wanted to have our very own protest song akin to the revolutionary rock & roll of the late 1960s re-vamped for our time.
Black Sabbath, “Paranoid”
Gods of metal and one of the greatest riffs of all time. Tony Iommi invented the power chord after the ends of his two middle fingers got chopped off while working in a factory in Birmingham. What did you do today?
The Clash, “London Calling”
Listening to The Clash makes you think and feel like you could change the world, like nothing can stop you. You can do anything you want. The Clash mean more to me than the Rolling Stones and the Beatles put together. A pinnacle of fearlessness and revolt.
The War on Drugs, “Baby Missiles”
This song is incredible; it makes me want to drive across America through the sunset.
‘Treats’ is still one of our live favorites; it was created to capture the energy of the increasing amount of moshpits building at our shows toward the end of last year.
It was written at a remote location in Wales. The lyrics roll over each other like limbs tangled together, lamenting on climate change, fear and paranoia.
The Rolling Stones, “Paint it Black”
‘I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black/With flowers and my love both never to come back.’ A counter-culture anthem and one of the Rolling Stones’ darkest songs to date.
Sonic Youth, “Schizophrenia”
Harsh experimental noise with glimmers of brilliant pop songwriting. A glimpse into what was to come. My all-time favorite Sonic Youth song ‘Schizophrenia.’ Also Kim Gordon, I love you. Thanx bye. This song is the perfect end to the apocalypse, drive away as the city burns.
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