Powerlines and Palm Trees by Madison Daley
In case you’re wondering, we have little idea of just how a music video review is supposed to sound. Here we are, we're going to give it our best shot because that's what we're about, we're here to share our honest take on music you haven't heard YET.
Powerlines and Palm Trees, available to stream now on Apple Music & Spotify.
We can't deny, we can all be bias toward the music we like. I mean that's what it's for, but somewhere between in our day-to-day playlists and all time favorite albums, sits this little goldmine of tracks you've latch onto in passing. This is one of those songs you catch the last 45 seconds of in the car, then can't stop humming that little part you caught.
Madison Daley's music invites you to not just listen, but to process her lyrics and music. The way this entire track carries itself, a simplistic melody with floating, free vocals makes it easy for a listener to sit back and absorb the meaning of the track.
The beginning guitar riff sets the tone for the characters and gives the listener a bit of background beforehand. In the music video for Powerlines and Palm Trees, the music video has the lyrics portraying one side of a story, a story about a time between friends. The friends get lost, have fun, and discover themselves on a deeper level, with the song creating a perfect backdrop for such an occasion.
One of the amazing things about this video is that it was shot with almost zero budget. The videography is executed extremely well for an artist without outside financial support. It's remarkable how DIY artists are creating music videos that can compete with chart topping artists, especially when some music videos cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It's refreshing that the music video actually progresses forward with a storyline. It’s so well crafted, it's almost as if everything lyrically lines up in the video for a specific reason. Our favorite example is when they sing, “Don’t you wanna make it out of suburbia?” , the characters in the music video are walking away to the beach signifying the fact they are in fact going away from that direction, for the moment anyways.
This music video came together with great quality, especially given such a tight budget. We would be eager to see what Madison is able to direct with even a $500 budget. Can't wait to see what Madison has for us next.
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