Single of the Week: Falcon Jane – Heaven review

By Joseph Purcell

An artist’s route into their work is often an expression of experiences that are ingrained into them. Falcon Jane’s new single, Heaven, absolutely fits this mould. Inspired by the time singer, Sara May, spent on an reserve in her native Ontario, the track is bustling with the influence of the environment in which it was conceived.

Stunning sunsets, crashing waves and the unspoiled nature of the track’s inspiration seep into a soundtrack that allows May’s delicate words to teeter on the subtle sonic peaks – creating a dynamic that allows the lyrics to shine. She conveys a duality of love to both her partner and her Earthly surroundings. Explaining the song’s genesis, May says, ‘It is in these places where I feel most like myself, most at peace, most in love. Heaven is a love song for my partner, Andrew, who was with me on that trip – walking with me out into the pink lake, but it is also a love song for the natural world.’

The sonic palette constructed casts the perfect platform for May to astutely examine her existence, and how her love grounds everything. This single only builds anticipation for the November arrival of new long player, Faith.

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