Release date: June 9 – 2023
A strong debut demands a strong follow-up. The pop/rock sextet BOYS FROM HEAVEN are now ready with
their sophomore album, “The Descendant”.
The group, though still faithful to the 80’s AOR universe, have found greater inspiration in a more atmospheric
sound, where dreamy pads, punchy synthesizers and drum machines are blended with the band’s organic
and authentic sound.
All musical elements have been meticulously crafted in this incredibly detailed production, which is mixed and
mastered by Erik Martensson (Eclipse, Ammunition, etc.)
On “The Descendant”, Boys From Heaven present the sonic equivalent of cruising back to the future, straight
to the arcade hall, on to the drive-in cinema, and back home to mend a broken heart.
“With this release, we have made an album that doesn’t just draw its inspiration from the 80’s, but also takes
the listener through an array of emotions analogous with this period of music”, keyboardist Mads Noye offers.
“The album takes you on a trip from the classic Kenny-Loggins-workout-montage heard on the track “Saling
On”; to the sobbing-by-a-rainy-windowsill, 80’s pop banger “Sarah”; and everything in between. Above all, the
songs on the album take you on an emotional rollercoaster – and that’s what we are best at!”.
For “The Descendant”, the Danish boys decided to approach the recording in a different way, opting for
a more intimate setting. “We know from experience that the tracking process is the longest when crafting
an album, and also the most important. Because of this, we didn’t want to book an expensive studio and
feel pressed for time and money”, lead singer Chris Catton explains. “We wished to record as much of the
album ourselves as possible, so we had time to polish all the details that are part of writing a great, coherent
record. Therefore we chose to record the album in my studio in Copenhagen, giving us the opportunity to
care for even the smallest details of the album. This, of course, means very little if you don’t have the right
producer who can take the recordings and bring the songs to the next level. That’s why we teamed up with
Erik Martensson of Eclipse who, it must be said, certainly lives up to his reputation with this impressive
production”, he concludes.
1. Sailing On
2. Make It Right
4. Endless Love
5. Last Time
7. The Dream Is Gone
8. Too Far Gone