The previously unveiled “King,” was the group’s first since 2018 and was produced by Grammy-award-winning producer Jack Antonoff. The videos for both new tracks were directed by Autumn de Wilde.
Here’s what Welch wrote on her Instagram about “Heaven Is Here”:
“‘Heaven is Here’ was the first song I wrote in lockdown after an extended period of not being able to get to the studio. I wanted to make something monstrous. And this clamour of joy, fury and grief was the first thing that came out.
“With dance studios also shut it was my dream to one day create choreography with it. So it’s one of the first pieces of music I have made specifically with contemporary dance in mind.”
In an Instagram post that followed, Welch explained that the video for “Heaven Is Here” was filmed in Ukraine last year and that two of the featured dancers are currently sheltering.
“Filmed in KYIV 20 NOV 2021 🕊♥️🕊 Two of the dancers in this video are currently sheltering. To my brave and beautiful sisters Maryne and Anastasiia, I love you. I wish I could put my arms around you. Strength. Find ways to support in stories.”