FORESTER SHARES NEW CHILLED DANCE TRACK HOLDING BACK
FORESTER TEAMS UP
WITH ESTONIAN PRODUCER SYN COLE
ON NEW CHILLED DANCE TRACK HOLDING BACK
OUT NOW VIA KYGO’S PALM TREE RECORDS
TORONTO, ON – October 6, 2023 - Today, indie-electronic duo, Forester, teams up with Estonian producer, Syn Cole, on new single Holding Back. Lead singer Xander’s soft vocals blend seamlessly with the upbeat production, making a perfect chilled dance hit. Forester continues to tease their new music live at festivals across the US this Summer and Fall, their next performance at Palm Tree Festival India.
The systems of nature are at once deeply complex and gracefully simple. Given that Forester’s music functions similarly, it makes sense that they named themselves after the woods. The Los Angeles-based indie electronic duo, David Parris and Xander Carlson, make lush soundscapes both inspired by and evocative of views from a mountain, deep pink sunsets and stars on a clear night. The nourishing effect these things have on a human soul? That’s how they want their music to make you feel. The cool thing is that it does. Based in Los Angeles, the longtime friends launched the Forester project in 2019, working nine-to-five gigs and making music at night. They achieved immediate success with their debut single Spark – a deep exhale of a track that was picked up by YouTube tastemaker Trap Nation, signed to its label Lowly Palace and which has since collected more than 5.7 million streams on Spotify. The song also caught the ear of an A&R at Kygo’s Palm Tree Records, where Forester signed in 2020. The Forester catalog now encompasses three albums: 2019’s Kerosene, 2020’s A Range Of Light and 2022’s Watercolor. Recording at locations including a cabin high in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, the guys have honed a sound that fuses the indie folk of Bon Iver with the melody-focused electronic output of giants like Avicii. Forester has played this music for tens of thousands of fans at festivals like Outsidelands and as the opener for Kygo at massive stadium shows in Oslo and Mexico City.
A pillar of the project is the preservation of the nature that’s inspired Forester, with the guys donating a portion of the revenue from their debut album to The Nature Conservancy. “The Forester project is ultimately a conservation project,” says Carlson. “We want to spread the word that our planet is pretty awesome.”
ABOUT PALM TREE RECORDS:
Palm Tree Records, co-founded by global superstar Kygo and music manager Myles Shear, is a worldwide joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment aimed at identifying and cultivating emerging artistry. The formation of the imprint is part of a broader strategy by Kygo and Shear to develop a full-service system forbreaking new artists, which also includes an artist management company that the two have created in partnership together. To date, Palm Tree Records has accrued over half a billion streams across 100+ track releases headlined by Sam Feldt, Forester, Frank Walker, and more.