IDLES have remixed Florence + the Machine’s ‘Heaven is Here’, a cut from their recent fifth album, ‘Dance Fever’.
‘Dance Fever’ was released in May of this year – Dork described the record as “an album straining at its leash, dreaming of the freedom of the dancefloor,” in a 4-star review which you can read online here.
“IDLES are one of my favourite bands and I’ve been wanting to work on something together for a while,” Florence Welch says of the collaboration. “It might be strange for people to think but I see a lot of symbiosis in what we do in terms of live performance. Connection above all else. Joyful rage and togetherness. A lot of people wished that ‘Heaven Is Here’ was longer, and I think IDLES have done the perfect job at turning it into a much-demanded dance track that loses nothing of the hex at its heart.”
IDLES‘ lead guitarist Mark Bowen shares: “‘Dance Fever’ is quite a cathartic album for me, speaking a lot to the yearning for the release of performing but also introspecting on the need itself. It lives on the line of tension between the need for release and getting it (is that not the best bit?) no more is this encapsulated on ‘Heaven is Here’. I wanted to sit with that tension but then also lavish in the release on this remix.”
You can listen to ‘Heaven Is Here (IDLES Remix)’ here.