Quarters of Change release “Heaven Bound”
Fully drowning listeners in their aggressively vulnerable storytelling, New York’s Quarters of Change released “Heaven Bound” via Elektra. The final single off of their upcoming album Portraits, set to arrive on January 26, 2024, Quarters of Change are one of the fastest-moving forces coming out of the New York rock scene and enveloping rabid listeners across the globe along the way.
On “Heaven Bound,” the band doesn’t paint themselves as the hero but allows bold desperation to seep across the track. Leaving space for air as the song develops, it goes from danceable to something altogether head-banging. While toying with an archetypal alt-rock sound, Quarters of Change has their own fingerprint as a band. Whether it be their earworm guitar solos or entrancing stage presence, they not only stand out from the pack, but lead it.
The band’s Ben Roter said, “‘Heaven Bound’ is about a period of nihilism, isolation, and addiction. Specifically using addiction to cope. It’s about feeling detached from the world and searching for meaning. In the end, it’s an anthem of acceptance - and realizing that we all have a beautiful, inevitable fate. We’re all truly ‘Heaven sent, heaven bound.’”
“Heaven Bound” follows the release of other album tracks “What I Wanted,” “Hollywood Baby” and “Do Or Die.” Each track is a fragment of the larger picture that is will become Portraits. Now with four singles and visuals of the album released, the four individual portrait representations of the band members are completed. Arriving in early 2024, the band describes this body of work as them at their most authentic by saying, “In a way, it’s our statement piece. It’s who we are.”
Throughout this last year, Quarters of Change has been on an absolute tear across the country, with highlights including their SXSW debut, sold-out shows in every major US market at the 500-cap level, and a festival performance at Austin City Limits. With just two dates remaining on their headlining tour, the year will close out with a massive hometown show at New York’s Webster Hall on December 9.
This year has also seen the band chart on non-commercial radio and consistently going viral on TikTok and Instagram Reels, amassing over 10 million views and over 25,000 new followers. Through this explosion of new attention, Quarters of Change has won over the cosigns of Lewis Capaldi, Joe Jonas, The Driver Era, Limp Bizkit, and more.