The opening three chords in Late Bloomer’s new single “Heaven” sound comfortably familiar, but just unplaceable enough to keep your mind searching for a match. Those three chords circle and pound away through the chorus which buries in your head with just one listen. “If I make it I make it to heaven/does it really matter?” is sung like a mantra. In the final chorus it’s shouted channeling a little Dave Grohl with the full throat snarl “If I crawl on the ceiling.” They perfected the keep it simple aspect of this song by not overcooking it and nailing the bridge and solo that breaks up the song enough to make you yearn for the hook again. And then the piano bouncing in the final chorus is another perfect touch buried deep in the mix.

Waiting is the Charlotte, NC band’s follow-up to their 2014 album Things Change and is due out June 29, 2018 on 6131 Records. For the new record the trio teamed up with producer Justin Pizzoferrato at his studio Sonelab in Easthampton, MA. It’s currently available for pre-order on a variety of formats including vinyl and cassette.

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