Flyte “Never Get To Heaven”

“Never Get To Heaven” by Flyte is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The Uk trio's track is now available via streaming services
“Never Get To Heaven” by Flyte

UK band, Flyte share new song “Never Get To Heaven,” The song was recorded in LA earlier this year with collaborators Justin Raisen (Angel Olsen, Ariel Pink), Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Bon Iver) and mixing engineer Ali Chant (Aldous Harding). The track follows previous singles “Easy Tiger” and “Losing You” and follows a tough year for singer Will Taylor. “Never Get To Heaven” is now out via Island Records.

“Funnily enough, I wrote this song aged 14. I remember thinking it would be a very clever and grown up exercise to reappropriate a chant from my stint in the scouts as an 8 year old. My 14 year old self, then advanced in years and wisdom, putting a post modern spin on a childish relic. Using it as a vehicle for all my pain and suffering, ha. Strangely, so very many years later, it had achieved it’s depth. It had become the perfect eulogy to the end of my adult relationship. An adolescent attempt at world weariness had become meaningful. For an album based entirely around a break up, it’s a god’s-eye view, nursery rhyme that closes the album with the perfect quiet defiance” says Will.

In late September Flyte announced they’d be performing on London’s Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath with 24 hours notice. 300 fans attended (socially distanced) enjoying live music for the first time in months. As a continuation of creating intimate musical moments during lockdown, Flyte announced they’d be playing “Doorstep shows” to unsuspecting fans and have documented their journey on Instagram. You can watch here. Ardent film fans, throughout lockdown the trio also collaborated with Bafta winning director Mark Jenkins (Bait) on the visuals for “Easy Tiger” and “Losing You.” With lockdown their limitation, the band worked with Mark on finding archive footage which would tell the story of both tracks, and interweave romantic heartbreak into the narrative.