WL//WH Video Premiere: PALM GHOSTS Sneak a Peek of Hope in “Cross Your Heart”

WL//WH Premiere Palm Ghosts

Located in the dead heart of country music, Nashville, TN evocative ’80s inspired Rock n’ Roll dreamers, Palm Ghosts, return, following last Spring’s 6-track EP “Dead Starts”, with the premiere of the music video for “Cross Your Heart”, the first single taken from the forthcoming album, “Post Preservation”, scheduled for release on October 28, 2022 via Ice Queen Records.

“Post Preservation” LP, shows yet another side of Palm Ghosts. There are songs about love. There’s almost a hint of optimism. If you squint your eyes, a light is showing through the cracks. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of darkness and discontent to balance it out. After all, it is 2022. Like the soundtrack to a long lost John Hughes film, “Post Preservation” twinkles with warm nostalgia for a world that no longer exists, except for in our hearts and minds. The world is ending, so don’t be a wallflower, get on the dance floor.

The 4-piece’s sound, comprised of Joseph Lekkas (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass), Benjamin Douglas (Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals), Jason Springman (Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals) and Walt Epting (Drums), veer effortlessly from wistful and cinematic Dream Pop, moody rainy day New Wave to gloomy Post-punk, spiced with elements of sparkling Indie Rock and shimmering textured Shoegaze.

The modern dystopic lyrics sit in an adrenaline-fueled arena of alienation and doubt where the past lingers with dire dread and the future promises a light at the end of a long chaotic tunnel.

Equally atmospheric and tumultuous, “Cross Your Heart” is imbued with desolate romanticism, and the tormented melancholy from the introspective, elegant, albeit decadent, vibrant UK guitar pop of the mid-80s, combining urgent sprightly drum beats, warm limberly pulsing bass lines, high-strung keyboard strains, simmering distorted guitar riffs and blazing somberly emotive chords into ragged swaying moods under the powerfully emotional and nostalgic croons of aching heartfelt pain.

The uplifting video merges psychedelic daydreams with sun-dazzled country views to evoke feelings of awakening into an uncharted destiny. Dim neon-fused performance clips thaw translucent snowy overlays into heart-warming visions of nature’s beauty, guiding the mind’s eye of uncertainty and fear into a new horizon of hope-filled skies.

Palm Ghosts‘ upcoming LP “Post Preservation” is slated for release on the 28th of October on Digital Bandcamp on all the major streaming platforms. The album is already on pre-order on the band’s Bandcamp.

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