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Palmaria are an Alt-Pop duo from a small town in Italy, currently residing in London. Members Giulia and Francesco transport listeners on a journey of dreamy landscapes and uplifting experiences. Think The xx meet Sylvan Esso meet Little Dragon on a field trip to the Italian coast.
Self-produced in their dreamy home studio, the duo’s latest single “Sunflower” was inspired by the beauty of our very own planet. The duo’s lyrical bliss flows between the mix of their two main languages, offering a metaphorical interpretation of their lives between countries.
They explain, “We’re always inspired by natural elements, in this case specifically we focused on the sun and the sunflower. We connect to natural elements and how they move and evolve with our experience. ‘Sunflower’ is about always looking for the positive side of things and following the sun as a source of energy.” Echoing vocal energy mixed effortlessly with contemporary beats and dreamy backings make for melodious alt-pop perfection. Their natural narratives continue to evolve seamlessly throughout the track. Palmaria continued by explaining, “As it was right after one of the lockdowns, we’ve been watching lots of movies and series but also some amazing documentaries about nature and our planet. We also listened to so many amazing albums, and we’re really thankful to all the artists who kept making such great music during such difficult times.”
Taking inspiration from acts like N.E.R.D., Little Dragon, Hiatus Kaiyote, the dynamic duo continue to be their very own trend-setters, differing from the norm and surprising with each and every release. Palmaria have racked up over three million streams on Spotify garnering support from the likes of Complex, Clash, NOTION, Wonderland, The Line of Best Fit, Ones to Watch, KCRW, as well as numerous playlist ads from Spotify editorial playlists including New Music Friday, Fresh Finds and more. With support from Jamz Supernova, COLORS Berlin and BBC airplay, Palmaria are proving to be a force to be reckoned with.