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WATCH: Palmyra, “Park Bench”

Mar 25, 2022

WATCH: Palmyra,

Artist: Palmyra (Sasha Landon, (they/them), Teddy Chipouras (he/him), Mānoa Bell (he/him))
Hometown: Floyd, Virginia
Song: “Park Bench”
Album: Shenandoah
Release Date: March 25, 2022

In Their Words: “‘Park Bench’ paints a very vulnerable picture of the person I see in the mirror every morning, and it can be overwhelming to think about its public release. My biggest comfort for this release is the fact that the three of us are doing it together. Often when we sit down to write and arrange together, we run into the same issue; when one person brings a song to the group, what can Palmyra do to better the tune without losing the intentions that the song grew from? I’m really proud of how we went about it with ‘Park Bench,’ and I am so grateful to Teddy and Mānoa for breathing more life into the tune and for always having my back. Even though ‘Park Bench’ started as something that I wrote to give voice to my own experience and anxieties, we collectively were able to turn it into a celebration of marginalized voices and queer identity by putting it out into the world together.” — Sasha Landon, Palmyra

Photo Credit: Sadie Hartzog

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