Following the release of their latest EP Chase The Light last month, Palace have shared the music video for their new single “Head Above The Water”, and announced a UK tour for autumn.
Characters lie perturbed, undisturbed, breathing deep as a struggle takes hold. Intense and experimental, the visuals show the literal struggles of strife.
“When you are swept up by a wave, you are caught underwater. Not knowing which way is up or down, left or right,” director Oliver Hadlee Perch says of his inspirations for the clip. “This was sort of the starting point for this video. This idea of confusion. Concussion even. Dreams played a big part in this film. How many different scenes can sit side by side harmoniously. I wanted to try and create mini narratives which all lead the same way yet are completely removed from each other. Tied together. Across the video we want the audience to be hypnotized, drawn in yet not knowing why or how.”
“Head Above The Water” is released on on 7 September.
Watch “Head Above The Water” below, and find Palace‘s forthcoming UK tour dates beneath.
1 – Cumbria, Kendal Calling
23 – Beacon, Greenman Festival
10 – Isle of Wight, Bestival
8 – Norwich, Sounds and Visions Festival
14 – Reading, Oakford
15 – Oxford, Bullingdon
16 – Birmingham, The Rainbow
17 – Nottingham, Bodega
20 – Bristol, Louisiana
21 – Brighton, The Haunt
22 – London, Scala
24 – Leeds, Beacons Metro
26 – Newcastle, Think Tank
27 – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
28 – Edinburgh, Electric Circus
29 – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
7 – Cardiff, Sŵn Festival