“Just Like Heaven“It is not only one of the hymns of The Cure but also of the history of pop and alternative rock. The romantic song based on a memory of Robert Smith with his partner Mary in Beachy Head, England is included in the album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 1987. Far from the band’s gothic aesthetic, this song has a bright, nostalgic sound with various New Romantic sonic elements.
While “Just Like Heaven” features extensive instrumental parts, the vocal performance of Smith became iconic for its just dose of cuteness, fused with the rock and alternative touch of English. At the end of this note you will be able to listen to the channel of the isolated voice, in which you can appreciate the magnificent interpretation that Smith immortalized in one of the greatest hits of his band. Inspired by a memory of its own and loaded with romance, the song – and Robert’s voice specifically – delivers an ethereal feeling along with the power of alternative pop in its full splendor.
On the song’s composition and its influences, Smith explained in a interview with Blender: “Even though I didn’t realize it at the time, the structure is actually very similar to a song called ‘Another Girl Another Planet’ by The Only Ones, which I still vividly remember listening to on the radio late at night in the mid-70s. The biggest difference is that as the song progressed, I added some differences in the chord changes that gave it that slight melancholic feeling. ”