There’s Magic To Be Found In Gordon Holland’s ‘Palm Tree Wallpaper’
Reminiscing is a process of recollecting past events. Whether done alone or in the presence others, it can be triggered by anything that relates to it I.e. a song, picture etc. Regardless of what that may be, it’s undeniable that is a sign of being vulnerable. Thus fondly digging through our history and letting the emotions attached to it take over. Just like Celine Dion, we could say for certain that “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”.
Much like a tide that rolls in, the same rush of feelings can be found in Australian alternative artist Gordon Holland’s song “Palm Tree Wallpaper”. Released last June 8th in all major streaming platforms worldwide. “Palm Tree Wallpaper” is a track about a phone conversation between a son wanting to divulge heartbreaking news to a parent. Separated by time and fate, they decide to meet once again in a cafe this time with an unexpected twist. Ah the plot thickens!
A reminder that things happen for a reason. The bad news announcement is put on the back burner for the meantime. In its place, the duo reminisce about happy moments together. All thanks to the “Palm Tree Wallpaper” that surrounds the venue. With a voice so pure and conversational laden with calming instrumentals. Gordon Holland takes us through that moment with his parent as as they rekindle about those lovable and memorable yesterdays. Back to a time where their worlds were simpler and brighter.
A beautiful and heartwarming detour if we’ve ever seen one. They spend the hours away looking back at life with a smile on their faces, all whilst asking where all that time went. No one knows for sure. No one seems to want to answer it anyways. All that matters is that both are basking in this shared joy brought by their memories and the love they have for each other. The storm brewing within can wait, for now this.