‘Fever Dream’ from Palaye Royale

Fever Dream by Paiaye Royale.

“Fever Dream” by Palaye Royale.

Paul Becker, Staff Writer

From the dance halls of the Palais Royale in Toronto, where two old souls had met ages ago, comes the fashion rock and brother-trio of Payale Royale, ironically from the Divorce Capital of America, Las Vegas.
They recently released a new album on Oct. 28, titled “Fever Dream.” It begins with the track “Eternal Life (Intro)” and ends with “Off With The Head (Outro),” a wild and raucous ride with low points of sincerity and solace. “Fever Dream” is a record of self-belief and a platform-jumping elusion of existential hiccups. Moreover, the track “No Love in L.A.” shows Palaye Royale’s true intentions on becoming agents for a Los Angeles tourist bureau.
I want to propose an idea. “Fever Dream” could have been the soundtrack for an original Batman film, or still can be, given the pleasantries of modern editing. Delving further into the proposal, lead-vocalist Remington Leith would be a black-haired Joker, drummer/pianist Emerson Barret would be the Mad-Hatter and guitarist/keyboardist Sebastian Danzig would be a black-haired Joker with wet hair.
Almost all the pieces of the puzzle fit perfectly; villains with a knack for musical rhythms and thought-provoking and supportive individualistic lyrics make for a satisfying film. “Eternal Life” is the last piece of the film-making puzzle — the anthem.
Fever Dream and the entirety of Palaye Royale’s discography has lengthy strands of operatic and theatrical tendencies, with unlimited flourishes of flair, fashion and fervent flamboyance.
With all-the-while prominent undertones of bittersweet moments of serenity in the face of silence, “Fever Dream” certainly does make for not just a satisfying film, but a fulfilling ride of musical enlightenment and art rock.