Searching for Heaven

Album: Portamento (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Drums frontman Jonathan Pierce's parents are strictly religious, but the singer decided not to follow their faith and this song touches on his break from Christianity. He told NME: "When you're a kid and you're just learning about the world you're born into, it's just an animal thing to look to your parents for their take on the world, at least until a certain age. So yeah, I guess I thought I was religious, but looking now I know it was all bull s--t."
  • About the album title: "Portamento" is a musical term that refers to a vocal slide between two pitches.

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