Palace, the brainchild of Swedish vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Palace, returns with his excellent new album, Rock And Roll Radio. Nostalgia paints everything in brighter colours and Palace delivers ’80s AOR/Melodic rock exactly the way it should be, with dreamy keyboards, layer upon layer of soaring guitars, big drums and thundering bass. Rock And Roll Radio will put the listener in the front seat of a fast Italian sports car cruising down the neon streets of memory lane.
The first single from the record is Way Up Here, which Palace describes as “an uplifting tune that I wrote with Oscar Bromvall that is guaranteed to brighten up your day! The video was shot by Anders Roos at Quality Hotel Globe, who were generous enough to provide a stellar location with a beautiful view of Stockholm.”
Rock And Roll Radio marks the beginning of a new journey for Palace and is a huge milestone in his career as a producer. “Since the release of Binary Music [released in late 2018], I’ve been putting in hundreds of hours in the studio honing my craft and building up the courage to become a full time music producer. Rock And Roll Radio is the first rock album that I’ve fully produced, mixed and mastered. and I’m incredibly excited for everyone to hear what it sounds like,” he explains.
Palace has also featured on several releases by other artists in various capacities during this same time period, with his song writing, guitar playing and singing heard on output by acts such as Angelica, Crazy Lixx, Find Me, Creye, Platforms, Hank Erix, Jim Jidhed and others. He first began collaborating with Frontiers as a songwriter and guitarist for First Signal (also featuring legendary Harem Scarem vocalist Harry Hess), Cry of Dawn (featuring notable session vocalist Göran Edman), Kryptonite (featuring The Poodles vocalist Jakob Samuel) and Toby Hitchcock (also of Pride Of Lions). These successful collaborations led to a worldwide deal with the Frontiers label that provided Palace with the opportunity to make the albums he had always dreamed of. “Working with Frontiers has literally changed my life and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities they keep providing for me to grow as a person and a musician,” he concludes.
Fans of Palace’s previous two releases, Master Of The Universe (2016) and the aforementioned Binary Music, will rejoice upon hearing this latest entry into his impressive catalogue.
Rock N Roll Radio tracklist
1 Rock And Roll Radio
3 Way Up Here
4 Cold Ones
6 Hot Steel
7 My Gray Cloud
8 Origin Of Love
9 She’s So Original
10 Strictly By The Rules
11 When It’s Over