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Florence + the Machine unveils a new remix of “Heaven is Here” from IDLES—listen here.
“IDLES are one of my favourite bands and I’ve been wanting to work on something together for a while,” says Florence. “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’ Mark Bowen says, “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.”
Last week, the band surprise released Dance Fever (Live at Madison Square Garden), a new live album from Florence + the Machine. Recorded at the band’s two sold-out Madison Square Garden shows last month, the album features live versions of tracks from the much-lauded new album Dance Fever—including “Free,” “King” and “Dream Girl Evil”—plus classics from throughout the band’s career.
In addition to two nights at MSG, the band has toured arenas across North America this fall. Florence Welch and her band will play dates across the U.K. next month before embarking on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in March 2023.
Dance Fever, released in May, hit #1 in the U.K. and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, #2 on Top Album Sales and #7 on the Billboard 200—her fourth consecutive album in the top ten.
Dance Fever was produced by Florence, Jack Antonoff and Dave Bayley of Glass Animals.