Canadian Dream-Pop Master ‘Cave Palace’ leaves us amazed thanks to his new song ‘Far Away’ ready to be broadcasted in Formula Indie the November 4th!
The latest single from David Rees’s solo dream-pop project Cave Palace, Far Away is a lazy electro-psychedelic journey. Trading synthesizers and drum machines for mellow guitars and human percussion (James O’Neill, The Eclipse), Rees strays from his usual process.
Airy vocals float above a modulating soundscape, ruminating on the pursuit of a meaningful life. A shift in tone brings the comforting refrain, ‘…Far away you see more clearly, all the things that you fear won’t really matter anymore…’ leading to the calm awareness of a new perspective.
Far Away will be available November 5th on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, YouTube Music and all other major streaming services.
The grandson of a piano teacher, Rees began studying music at a young age while growing up in Edmonton, Alberta. After receiving a Music Diploma from MacEwan University in 2011, he joined with fellow classmate Mark Berg (Tropic Harbour, Boy-ish) to form the indie-pop project Wilder Than We. They released their self-titled EP in 2012 and the group disbanded shortly after.
Rees began to explore the Edmonton music scene; joining the experimental folk-rock project RV Farms, as well as performing and recording with electro-folk group Ancient Underground, and developing the beginnings of Cave Palace. A house fire in 2018 convinced Rees it was time to move on, and he relocated to the Kootenays, where he currently resides.
In 2020, Cave Palace released the debut EP ‘Put on the Silence,’ with generous support from the Kootenay Columbia Cultural Alliance