London-based trio Palace have released the latest cut (and its accompanying video) from their forthcoming album Life After, a wistful, spirited track titled “Running Wild.”
The song as a whole is an anthem of letting go—of grief, heartache, regret—and one step removed from soundtracking a triumphant montage of a defeated hero or heartbroken teenager running from their battleground or bedroom into the streets to escape.
“I’m rising high and free again / An eagles flight it’ll never end / Found my place the evergreen / She sets me free and I’ve never seen,” vocalist Leo Wyndham confesses as unhurried, softly woven guitars spin around him. He is happy—pained, but happy, and melts into a jumbled knot of bright melodies.
The video similarly matches the song’s messages of optimism. Set to the morose backdrop of English gloom, the video finds its protagonist leaving home and finding her freedom in fields of flowers, gas stations and laundromats, where she wanders alone and aimlessly, content and comforted by her solitude.
Life After marks Palace’s first release since 2016’s So Long Forever, the band’s acclaimed debut album. Their sophomore LP is an album about loss and “looking to the future through a new lens,” Wyndham said in a statement upon its announcement in February.
Palace will be hitting the European festival circuit throughout the summer before embarking on a headline tour of the U.K. in November.
Check out the video for “Running Wild,” Palace’s 2014 Daytrotter Session, the details of Life After and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
Life After Tracklist:
01. Life After
04. Face In The Crowd
05. Caught My Breath
07. All In My Stride
08. No Other
09. Running Wild
11. Heaven Up There
Life After Album Art:
Palace Tour Dates:
01 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rescue Rooms
02 – Bristol, U.K. @ Anson Rooms
03 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Riverside
04 – Glasgow, U.K. @ St. Lukes
06 – Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
07 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy 2
08 – Leeds, U.K. @ University Stylus
09 – London, U.K. @ Camden Roundhouse