The Palace

Album: Future This (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • English electro-rock duo The Big Pink's second album, Future This, found them working with plenty of samples, something the pair hadn't really done before. This song, for instance, borrows from the theme of True Romance. Milo Cordell of Big Pink told Spin magazine the samples helped them create a vibe for the songs. He explained: "When you take those out, you're left with a song you wouldn't have come up with if that sample hadn't been the starting off point. It was a different form of inspiration. The first time out, we used to have movies on in the background and have those in our mind as we wrote. This time, the sample was our movie and we got our energy and vibe there. We'd either keep it in there or we chucked them."
  • Cordell explained the song's meaning to Spin: "On the first record, there was a song called 'Crystal Visions,' and this kind of thought of that as this world we created around ourselves. This time, there's this place called the Palace, and it's this place that we can blow up and get lost in. It's the kind of make-believe that happens when you're with someone, for better or for worse; it can help build a bond with someone, but it can also really isolate you from everyone else."

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