- 06 Sep 22
'A Little Piece of Heaven' is whenyoung's first single since 2020's 'The Prayer'.
Irish band Whenyoung (Aoife Power and Andrew Flood) have returned with their first single in two years, a compelling electronic indie-rock track.
The powerful track has nostalgic synths on its side, merging with textured, ethereal vocals and a driving drum beat.
"The noises of joy and then/The shrieks and sobs of children at war/The freedom never gave up/And if you had the face of a street angel," Aoife sings in a near-spoken word tone.
“'A Little Piece Of Heaven' is a contemplation on the boldness and hurry of childhood,” Aoife explains. “The naive expectations of adult life I had as a child have petered out along the course of growing up and I’ve learned that it’s the little things, like happy memories with family, that are the most important.”
The indie-pop duo have evolved tremendously over the years, beginning as a band called Sisters in 2012. They became Whenyoung in 2016, and have since developed their unique alternative pop sound. Their music can be found on popular editorial Spotify playlists like Dark & Stormy and Deep Dark Indie.
Their debut album Reasons to Dream came out in 2019 and was incredibly well received, earning them performances for Mulberry, Sunday Brunch and two live BBC Radio sessions. They were even invited to play at Shane McGowan of The Pogues' 60th birthday party.
Check out the video for 'A Little Piece of Heaven' below, directed by Luke Ogden.