While summer fastens its heartbeat and the European festival season steers towards its peak there is another Danish pearl that we absolutely don’t want to miss: Palace Winter with their newly launched album “Waiting for the World to Turn”.
“Waiting for the World to Turn” is the debut album of the Copenhagen based Danish-Australian duo. And what title could fit better to an early summer than this one? Isn’t every beginning of a new summer season also a point where you are waiting for the world to turn? Where you are longing for vacation, sun, new adventures, new challenges… (and yes, maybe also a new love to come?)… And Palace Winter are there to accompany you during that time with their sound.
Even if not all the songs on the album seem necessarily summer-ish on the first view, the tracks still seem to be the perfect soundtrack for the upcoming summer months for me. Sitting by the sea, heading off for an adventurous road trip or just relaxing during a long flight to your favourite destination – you will see, Palace Winter will be a perfect companion!
After their singles “Positron”, “H.W. Running” and “Soft Machine”, Caspar Hesselager and Carl Coleman set a very high standard that the album had to fulfill. And yes, after listening to it we know it worked! The starting track “Dune Wind” is a perfect start for the awaited turn of the world. As Caspar described it in an interview the song is “supposed to lure you into our world and then lock you in there for a while.” This is exactly what happens. No matter if listening to the more noisy “Hearts to kill” or the rather drum machine-based “What happened?” – you can just go on and on with listening to Palace Winter’s debut.
The album finds its finale with “Independence”, but before you can even think about it, you find yourself in the repeat mode and just listen to the album again. And again, and again… and then, when this happens, you know that “Waiting for the World to Turn” is the right companion for a perfect summer – it just makes you follow the tracks, move on and yes, also dream away a little.
And hey, if you are lucky enough to be part of one of the upcoming festivals you might also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Palace Winter and enjoy their latest gems! If you are not sure where you can meet them – have a look at our newly launched festival guide and hunt them on their festival tour through Europe.
Stream Palace Winter’s debut album on Spotify.