Australian artist LOVER continues to provide captivating lo-fi alt/pop that strikes you right in the feels with his brand new single ‘Palm Reader’, a track that combines elements of electronic and organic instrumentation for a brittle sound palate full of glitchy goodness that you’ll simply adore.
Written with Nick Ward and produced by Les Priest (LANY) + Sam Gidley, ‘Palm Reader’ delivers a warm and enlightening texture across the duration of the release, mainly transferred through the restrained vocals gently moving about the mix alongside the hypnotising guitars. LOVER shifts up the intensity in ‘Palm Reader’ through the injection of distorted bass and strengthened drums that delivers a considerable amount of heat to an already jam-packed soundscape.
‘’Palm Reader’ was started in my second session with Nick Ward, right after we recorded ‘Wow’. We had rough vocals from the day and decided to see if we could push the song further, like I did vocally in ‘Wow’, by adding the PC Music/hyperpop-inspired outro. I rewrote the verse multiple times and had my friend Campbell from Vacations re-record the guitars to get that huge, organic sound. I was lucky enough to have Les from LANY hear the track and want to help out. He really took the production to a whole new level and mixed all the elements from Campbell, Nick and I together so well. Lyrically I was thinking about how the people close to you are often way more perceptive to the path you are going down. I thought the Palm Reader was a great analogy for this.’ – LOVER