Berlin post-hardcore trio Future Palace has released the new single “Heads Up” from its upcoming second album, “Run.” The new record will be released on June 10, 2022, via Arising Empire; pre-order it here.
Musically, the band doles out heavy riffs and astonishingly sharp yet melodic guitar work, which set the stage for a war against inner demons. This can be heard on the previously released single “Paradise.”
“The song is a motivating ray of light in the pandemic,” singer Maria said. “It is written honestly, bitterly, and full of self-hatred, and yet it conveys the message that one literally must not despair, no matter how stressful the current situation in life is.”
The track was produced by Julian Breucker, who has worked with scene heavy weights like Beyond the Black. It was mixed and mastered by Annisokay guitarist Christoph Wieczorek.
For the music video, Future Palace again worked with director Pavel Trebukhin, who has produced videos for Imminence, Betraying the Martyrs, Landmvrks and Novelists FR, among others. The shoot took place in a disused sand pit—under extremely adverse conditions. Suddenly during the shoot, it started raining like a monsoon, and the whole crew had to escape from the mud with the transporters in the middle of the night, armed only with flashlights. It was an almost symbolic setting for a song that advocates continuing on in difficult situations.
“Run” explores the aftermath of a toxic relationship in a vulnerable way. The struggle with one’s own salvation is only the beginning—even after escaping from a tough situation. The band sets these painful processes to music in post-hardcore fashion, which atmospherically reproduces the ups and downs of emotions. Kindred spirits are Holding Absence, Spiritbox, While She Sleeps, Bring Me the Horizon and Pvris.
Future Palace released its debut, “Escape,” via Arising Empire in 2020.