Palace Winter Catches Up With The Ghost Of Ex In “Come Back (Left Behind)”

When you get the ex chills

Photo: Courtesy of Grandstand Media

Copenhagen-based Aussie duo Palace Winter captures the surrealistic chills we get from facing our exes in our dreams in “Come Back (Left Behind).” It’s a deceivingly upbeat track where the swollen synths and fizzling vocals resemble a cheery song that sound like it’s recounting a lucid dream. But once you start dissecting the lyrics, you can feel the eerie anxiety and heavy heart of facing someone whom you still have feeling for:

“This song is about being visited in your dreams by the ghost of a past love. That point in time when one is consumed by the fog of grief. It’s loosely inspired by the British horror film The Witch. I loved the imagery in that movie and the idea that there was some sort of unknown darkness hidden in the woods. I wanted to merge that imagery with something personal and that’s where the themes of grief and yearning came up” shared Palace Winter’s Carl Coleman.

The other member is Dane Casper Hesselager who started songsculpting together in 2014. “Come Back (Left Behind)” is from their upcoming sophomore album Nowadays, which will be out on May 4th. The duo has shows coming up:

5/8 – Rough Trade East (London, UK)

5/18 – Pumpehuset (Copenhagen, Denmark)

6/15-17 – Midsommer Festival (Vordingborg, Denmark)

10/24 – Sticky Mike’s (Brighton, UK)

10/25 – Thekla (Bristol, UK)

10/26 – Deaf Institute (Manchester, UK)

10/28 – King Tut’s (Glasgow, UK)

10/30 – Burdenell Community Room (Leeds, UK)

10/31 – Bodega (Nottingham, UK)

11/1 – Oslo (London, UK)