Borealis Palace – “Stares”


Canadian act Borealis Palace delivers an impassioned, delicately evolving sound on “Stares.” Sporadic guitar glistening and somber string-laden deepness complements a stirring vocal lead throughout, carrying with a quivering composure as a percussive element becomes more prominent. The more guitar-fronted “it was my destiny,” vocal clarity — approaching the final minute — plays with spine-chilling qualities. There’s not much known about the project, and “Stares” appears to be the debut single, and it certainly succeeds.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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