A song inspired by the restless, disjointed thoughts that race through the brain at 4am in the morning, Above & Beyond’s “On My Way To Heaven” is an existential rant that is typical of a band that looks well beyond the EDM status quo for its lyrical inspiration. Drawing off of that theme, the “super group” (as recently described by MTV News) looked well beyond the traditional in their next music video.
“Someone told me recently that the lyrics to ‘On My Way To Heaven’ sound like a Shakespearean soliloquy set to music,” said Tony McGuinness. “It’s a wonderful thought, and very flattering. So the idea of casting a well-known Shakespearean actor in the video to realise that idea was just too tempting. My first choice was Steven Berkoff – he does unhinged better than anyone – and incredibly, he said yes. It’s a nightmare come true.”