FICTION FACTORY: FEELS LIKE HEAVEN

There are happy synthpop songs. There are sad synthpop songs. And there are synthpop songs that instantly bring you to tears.
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There are happy synthpop songs. There are sad synthpop songs. And there are synthpop songs that instantly bring you to tears. Here’s one of them.

Don’t get fooled by the title: (Feels Like) Heaven. It talks about a bitter breakup, not a love story. One of my main anthems for gloomy days.

This classic track is by the Scottish band Fiction Factory and appears on their debut album Throw the Warped Wheel. It’s a regular feature on 1980s and new wave compilations. In 2016, the song was performed live by Manic Street Preachers during their Everything Must Go 20th Anniversary Tour.

Heaven is closer now today
The sound is in my ears
I can’t believe the things you say
They echo what I fear
Twisting the bones until they snap
I scream but no one knows
You say I’m familiar cold to touch
And then you turn and go

Feels like heaven ….

• Fiction Factory featured image via Nostalgia Central

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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