Palace Winter recently unveiled the video for their single Top of the Hill and announced a UK tour for 2021.
Top of the Hill (feat. Lowly), along with much of Palace Winter’s forthcoming album …Keep Dreaming, Buddy, was written through a long distance correspondence while lead singer/songwriter Carl Coleman was living in Tenerife last winter and Caspar Hesselager was in the band’s hometown of Copenhagen. “Caspar was sending me these synth hooks and drum loops from Denmark, so I started coming up with melodies and lyrical ideas to record into my phone” says Coleman.
Though the song’s lyrics evoke images of Tenerife, Top of the Hill is a tale of two cities. The music video juxtaposes scenes from Copenhagen with the lyrics’ scenes from Tenerife which hint at Hesselager’s experience of listening through Coleman’s demos – laden with volcanic imagery – while walking through Copenhagen’s parks.
The video takes us on a trippy walk around the city with actress Carla Viola Thurøe, her gaze shifting between crystal balls, and visually-trailed flowers, inspecting their texture. We can picture Hesselager doing the same last year, turning the song’s unfinished beats around in his head, and contemplating Coleman’s phone recordings.
The band will perform at The Wardrobe in Leeds on 19th March, 2021.