The Arcs have released new song “Heaven Is a Place,” a tribute to their late bandmate Richard Swift.
The poignant track’s lyrics touch on loss: “Heaven is a place I know, where all the lovers go / and when they die / everything they had on Earth is multiplied.”
The song will be included on the band’s upcoming album, Electrophonic Chronic, most of which was recorded before Swift’s 2018 passing. The album is due out January 27.
“This new record is all about honoring Swift,” frontman Dan Auerbach says in a statement. “It’s a way for us to say goodbye to him.”
Electrophonic Chronic will arrive eight years after The Arcs’ 2015 debut album, Yours, Dreamily.
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