Knowing when something is no longer possible: For many years, the number of people suffering from burnout or depression has been steadily increasing in Germany. The speed of life seems to be getting faster and faster. For some, this makes them all the more reluctant to show weakness. It therefore seems more appropriate than ever that the Berlin post-hardcore trio Future Palace wrote a song about accepting one's own weaknesses in the face of this zeitgeist.
'Defeating Gravity' is a sonic monument between emo and post-hardcore, melody and brute force, impetus and vulnerability, as the song's theme demands in the midst of an emotional stream of acceptance and resignation.
"As the name of the single suggests, 'Defeating Gravity' is about wanting to defeat something that seems invincible," comments singer Maria on the song.
"So often life takes you to the edge of the abyss, but you try never to fall. Too often, in your stubbornness and ignorance, you forget that you are only human. 'Defeating Gravity' focuses on accepting your own limitations and weaknesses after you've pushed them aside for too long."
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For the music video, Future Palace worked with Peter Leukhardt for the first time, who has already shot clips for Annisokay, Beyond The Black and Rising Insane, among others. For the visual implementation of their new single, the band went into a hall in their rehearsal house and made singer Maria levitate over a truss, analogous to the song title - sometimes it's good to be above things. 'Defeating Gravity' is part of the sophomore Future Palace album »Run« which will be released on June 10, 2022.
Singles like the bombastic 'Flames', the rousing 'Paradise' or 'Heads Up' already made it clear that the fight with one's own demons is a basic theme of the entire work.
»Run« was produced by Julian Breucker, who already worked with scene heavy weights like Beyond The Black and Annisokay guitarist Christoph Wieczorek who also mixed and mastered the record.
The album talks about the aftermath of a toxic relationship and shows in a visually stunning and vulnerable way that the struggle with one's own salvation is only the beginning, even after escaping from a dramatic situation. The band sets these painful processes to music in dramatic post-hardcore, which is able to atmospherically reproduce the ups and downs of one's own emotions. Brutal like Holding Absence, Spiritbox or While She Sleeps, irresistible and sweeping like Bring Me The Horizon or Pvris – Future Palace sound out all extremes and arrive at a synthesis that is as real as life.
Future Palace are among the most up-and-coming post-hardcore acts in Germany, having been collaborating with Arising Empire since their debut album »Escape«. On Spotify, their songs get a high six-digit number of clicks. In April, the band finally brings their music to the stages when their first own headlining concerts take place, before going on two massive European tours with Annisokay in May and Battle Beast in August and September.
»Take Me To Paradise 2022«
21.04.22 Köln, Tsunami Club
22.04.22 Hanover, Lux
28.04.22 Hamburg, Logo
29.04.22 Bremen, Tower
»ANNISOKAY Aurora Tour«
w/ FUTURE PALACE & SET YOUR SAILS
03.05.22 München, Backstage
04.05.22 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
05.05.22 Jena - F-Haus
13.05.22 Köln, Club Volta
14.05.22 Osnabrück, Bastard Club
15.05.22 Hannover, Musikzentrum
16.05.22 Stuttgart, Universum
18.05.22 Wien (AT), Chelsea
19.05.22 Budapest (HU), Barba Negra
20.05.22 Prag (CZ), Rock Cafe
21.05.22 Cham, L.A. Event-Halle
26.05.22 Göttingen, Exil
27.05.22 Hamburg, Logo
28.05.22 Essen, Turock
29.05.22 Berlin, Hole44
08.07.22 Leipzig, Täubchenthal
»Battle Beast EU 2022«
w/ FUTURE PALACE
25.08.22 SWE-Stockholm, Fallan
26.08.22 SWE-Huskvarna, Folkets Park
27.08.22 SWE-Gothenburg, Pustervik
28.08.22 DK-Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
29.08.22 GER-Hamburg, Gruenspan
30.08.22 GER-Berlin, Columbia Theatre
01.09.22 GER-Stuttgart, Longhorn
03.09.22 CZE-Prague, Palac Akropolis
04.09.22 AUT-Vienna, Simm City
05.09.22 CH-Pratteln, Z7
07.09.22 ITA-Milan, Legend Club
08.09.22 GER-Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik
10.09.22 GER-Frankfurt, Batschkapp
11.09.22 GER-Nuremberg, Hirsch
12.09.22 GER-Bochum, Zeche
14.09.22 UK-London, O2 Islington Academy
15.09.22 UK-Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
16.09.22 UK-Manchester, Club Academy
18.09.22 BEL-Vosselaar, Biebob
24. - 26.06.22 Ferropolis, Full Force Festival
02.07.22 SWE-Stockholm, High 5ive Summer Fest