Said The Whale share new track “Heaven”

Said The Whale share new track "Heaven"
Photo by Taby Cheng

Vancouver’s Said The Whale are set to release their fifth, full-length album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide on March 31 through Hidden Pony Records. Having gone through some changes over their near-decade long career, as any group would, the band have gone back to their bare bones with founders Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester on lead vocals and shared instrument duty, with Jaycelyn Brown on keys.

Ahead of the release, Said The Whale have shared another preview with the new track “Heaven”. Written by Worcester, Bancroft, and producer Cayne McKenzie of We Are The City, Worcester shares his thoughts behind the song:

“‘Heaven’ is a song about nostalgia. I was inspired by my dear friend and next door neighbour Ron Strand who I’ve known since I was born. Him and I had a shared love for visiting and keeping tabs on familiar places in the city and watching as things changed and developed over time. In 2016, Ron was struck by a bicycle and fell into a coma. He passed away a few days later. Before he died I had a dream about him waking up from his coma, which helped inspire some of the lyrics in the second half of the song. Recording “Heaven” was possibly the most collaborative effort I’ve experienced in my career, literally building a song from scratch, from a few words and ideas, from a visceral feeling. It was exciting to have such momentum – we sat in a cluttered room and pulled on threads revealing something, a song none of us intended or expected.”

Said The Whale tour dates:
FRI 31 MARCH
Lee’s Palace
Toronto, ON, Canada

TUE 4 APRIL
Rum Runners – London Music Hall Complex
London, ON, Canada

WED 5 APRIL
Bronson Centre Theatre
Ottawa, ON, Canada

THU 6 APRIL
Petit Campus
Montreal, QC, Canada

FRI 7 APRIL
Centre in the Square
Kitchener, ON, Canada

SAT 8 APRIL
Red Dog
Peterborough, ON, Canada

FRI 28 APRIL
Sugar Nightclub
Victoria, BC, Canada

SAT 29 APRIL
Vogue Theatre
Vancouver, BC, Canada