Old School Trippin’: Above & Beyond’s “On My Way To Heaven” (Official Video)

Music

/ July 11, 2012

Ever have one of those nights where you’re rolling around the bed, and you can’t sleep even though you have to get up in the next four hours? English electronic act Above & Beyond feels you, and turned the dream into a reality with their latest single “On My Way To Heaven.” The trance trio (composed of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki, also founers of EDM label Anjunabeats) inserts lyrical elements to help soothe your raging nerves. Maybe Chris Brown should listen to Above & Beyond…

Now in their latest music video they (probably don’t at all) draw inspiration from Will.I.Am Shakespeare, and really decide to kick it old school– Elizabethian era old school. “Someone told me recently that the lyrics to ‘On My Way to Heaven’ sound like a Shakespearean soliloquy set to music,” said band mate Tony McGuinness. “So the idea of casting a well-known Shakespearean actor in the video to relies that idea was just too tempting. It’s a nightmare come true.”

Check out Above & Beyond’s trippy video, which features a tortured actor fighting his internal demons (hmm, wonder if this video is really about Tom Cruise?), then get the track here.