The Postelles bring their hooky, energy driven rock’n'pop to Red Palace this weekend. While you know you can expect one of their signature fan-all-the-time live shows, here they walk us through a couple of their favorite tracks from “WHITE NIGHT” EP, for, you know, homework purposes. Enjoy.
White Night- ‘White Night’ was one of our first songs. It best represents The Postelles “sound” with it’s slashing guitar and call and response breakdown. The lyrics describe our teenage years growing up in New York City where you move too fast and go places you shouldn’t be going at a very young age. It has always been one of our favorite songs to perform live, because the chorus is so in your face.
Hold On- ‘Hold On’ is one of my favorite tracks on the record. It’s about a relationship breaking down together because one person is falling apart. It’s a very vulnerable song and it has a beautiful flow to it, unlike any other song on the record. I love hearing the guitar alone at the beginning, giving it such a different feel to any other song on the record. When the rest of the band comes in, it all falls into place. Albert and Gus (producer and engineer) did an amazing job on this song and helped create a throwback sound that made this ballad really special.
123 Stop- ’123 Stop’ was the song that began the process of creating the first record. It’s the song that everyone working with us said, ‘this is the song!’ Albert wanted to produce our songs because of this one as well. I wrote the verse melody almost four years ago for a completely different song and it never really worked. Than David started playing these chords out of a basic blues scale, but added a really interesting riff to it. The melody worked perfectly on top and everything flowed after that.