The track is a sub-three-minute beach-pop number, which finds Pale Waves’ pop party hitting its apex. Taken from their recently-released debut EP, the track was originally demoed and released back in 2015, though as NME noted in our recent review of the record, “there’ve been a few production tweaks here to make it trimmer and punchier.”
Its accompanying video finds the band’s already iconic frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie strung up like a puppet, as her jerky on-stage dance moves take on a more sinister light.
Check out Pale Waves’ ‘Heavenly’ video below.
Shortly after, they won the NME Radar Award supported by HMV, at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.
Speaking on the red carpet, they told NME that if all goes according to plan, the album will be out in time for their appearance at this summer’s Reading & Leeds Festival. Some festival-goers took online to complain about the line-up upon its release, bemoaning that the festival leant more towards pop and hip-hop than they would like.
“Why does it have to be guitar heavy?” drummer Ciara Doran told us. “What’s that about? Music can come from any instrument.” Baron-Gracie added: “It doesn’t just have to be from a guitar. And that’s coming from a guitar band.”