Our track of the week is “Chasing Heaven” and comes from Sydney-siders Highline. We might be heading into winter, but this bouncy song will take you back to the heights of summer. “Chasing Heaven” will be on their upcoming EP, Off Track, which is due to be released on 13th May this year.
“Chasing Heaven” may be a bright summery song, but it comes with its own warning message. Be careful of what you wish for.
Lead guitarist Rhys Hope gives some insight into the meaning of the track: “This song is really about the allure of hazardous vices and peoples’ self-destructive attraction to them; about how it’s so common to see people chase these heavenly ‘highs’ whilst also indirectly chasing their graves, finding themselves chasing heaven in two very different ways at the same time,”
Highline was formed from the boys playing together in the school jazz band. They turned themselves into a four-piece writing originals, with a charming indie-rock sound. Great hooks and warm vocals have put them in good stead. They spent the bulk of 2020 making good use of the lockdown, writing and recording the new material for the upcoming EP.
They played a sold-out headline show at the Oxford Art Factory over the Easter long weekend. 2021 looks likely to be a big year for Highline.
Header image credit: Connor Sprague