Palace Winter share their new single “Empire” – an atmospheric tune that features Palace Winter’s signature elements, including Caspar Hesselager’s big and memorable synth themes, and Carl Coleman’s driving guitars and sense of timeless melodies. The single premiered via  Culture Collide and the band’s Carl Coleman told them, “it was one of the first songs we finished for the new album. We got really excited about how the organic strings felt so colourful next to the synths and guitars. I remember that the chorus happened really urgently and we just fell in love with the hook and kept jamming it all night in the studio. ‘Empire’ is about letting go for one night and escaping yourself and your surroundings.”  Culture Collide say “Empire” is “an enchanting cut of Northern sorcery.  Icy synths propel the track forward above a textural rhythm of strummed guitars and electronic drums, while dramatic string accents rise like fjords from the frozen sea … (it is) that real kind of mystical retro dark-pop.”

LISTEN to “Empire” here.

“Empire” is taken from Palace Winter‘s upcoming new album Nowadays which is set for release on May 4 via Tambourhinoceros (Efterklang, IRAH, August Rosenbaum).

Like its predecessor, Nowadays was engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Hesselager.

Palace Winter will support the upcoming album with tours throughout the world.  They kick off 2017 with select European dates:

March 17 – Amsterdam, Paradiso – Holland (Ticket link)
March 18 – Brussels, AB Club – Belgium (Ticket link)
March 19 – Reading, Purple Turtle – United Kingdom (Ticket link)
March 20 – London, Sebright Arms – United Kingdom (Ticket link) — SOLD OUT
March 21 – Manchester, Gullivers – United Kingdom (Ticket link)

May 18 – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset – Denmark (Ticket link)

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