The great Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Nashville pop-rock band Temple Wildlife knows this to be true, as evidenced by their new single, “Decorated Panes.”
Ironically, as one of their most upbeat songs to date, “Decorated Panes,” a song about the desire to see a loved one find joy in the midst of stress and frustration, was written during an anxiety-filled week waiting for results of a biopsy. Fortunately, the test was negative, and the band got a new batch of songs from the experience. “It’s getting to that feeling you have when your bond is first being formed—that bright, effervescent feeling—after the relationship has become more complicated and marked with events that dull this sensation,” says the band of the track. The arrangement features modern takes on vintage synths, while natural drums and percussion keep the electric-vibed groove moving. Recorded in the band’s own makeshift studio, “Decorated Panes” was engineered by bandmates Jared Evers and Adam Griffith, mixed and mastered by Blake La Grange of Mercury Mastering.
With its electrified riffs, 80s-inspired synths, and soaring falsetto, “Decorated Panes” is a shimmering example of what’s simmering in the Nashville pop community. The three and a half minutes you’ll invest in giving this track a listen will be time well spent.
Without further ado, East of 8th proudly presents “Decorated Panes” from Temple Wildlife: