music review

Babeheaven – The Hours

‘The Hours’ is the latest single from Babeheaven since their cover of The Cardigan’s ‘Lovefool’ in July earlier this year. Their debut album Home For Now blessed our ears in November 2020, receiving critical acclaim and earning them a keen fan base eager to hear the next instalment.

Lead vocalist Nancy Andersen described the inspiration for ‘The Hours’; “When writing this song I was thinking a lot about the concept of time shifting and the realities that we end up repeating and reliving. I wanted to reflect the mundaneness of life in the chorus’ repetition of “on and on”.”

“I was also thinking about how irrelevant we can seem when compared to the vastness of the open sky,” Andersen added. “The feeling of loneliness that comes when you’re sitting on the train looking at people whose worlds seem so far away. But also the unity in knowing that someone else might be feeling the same, remembering that all you need to do is reach out and find company. To be embraced by a community, to not feel alone even when you have been solitary for a while.”

This sense of isolation marred with a lingering appreciation for community and unity through shared emotion is tangible throughout ‘The Hours’. The song serves as a perfect soundtrack for sky gazing and wishful thinking.

The West London fivesome return to play London’s Village Underground next week on Monday 11th October. Tickets are available to buy now from Babeheaven’s website.

Watch the lyric video for ‘The Hours’ below and listen on Spotify.

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