MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW
"Palm Dreams" by Touche Amour
Written by :Abbey
Edited by: Reagan
A heart breaking music video was just released by post-hardcore band Touché Amoré. The band released the "Palm Dreams" music video, which is a single off their upcoming album 'Stage Four', due out September 16th. The video pays homage to director David Lynch, and his film “Mulholland Drive”, while simultaneously acts as a memoir for frontman Jeremy Bolm's mother.
The video starts by panning over a city and shoots directly to sunny weather and palm trees, which leads you to think of the beautiful city of L.A. From there the video montages through shots of a stunning young woman riding in cabs throughout the city, going through makeup, and heading to a photoshoot. It seems that she’s looking for fame, or perhaps is a budding actress much like the main character in "Mulholland Drive." In between the seemingly happy shots, the video also cuts to a very sick woman in a hospital room, and through wig shops, which alludes to her suffering from cancer. The video ends with a doctor seeming defeated and to a hospital bed that now lies empty.
Bolm’s mother passed from cancer in 2014, which is part of why the upcoming album is titled “Stage Four” - half because its their fourth album, and half because it’s the highest level or stage of cancer. The music video illustrates how Bolm’s mother left and moved California in the 1970’s. He figured that because she was from a small town, maybe Hollywood had a different appeal to her. He states “I’m sure someone else in my family could tell me, but it wouldn’t be her answer. This song inspires anyone to ask the questions they’ve never asked their loved ones.” The video is both touching and eye opening into the effects of cancer and the loss of a loved one. It is stunningly well done, with beautiful graphics that capture your attention. "Palm Dreams" did not disappoint, and we cannot WAIT for 'Stage Four' to be released 9/16!