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Hayley Kiyoko – “Palace” (Justin Caruso Remix) (premiere)

Justin Caruso remixes "Palace", an earworm of a synthpop tune from pop artist Hayley Kiyoko.

Actress and pop artist Hayley Kiyoko made a big wave last year with her hit song “Girls Like Girls”, which received 40 million streams on YouTube based on its open-minded embrace of young love in all forms and a killer melody. Kiyoko saw praise from Billboard and US Weekly and her latest EP Citrine has further solidified her position as an up and coming major pop artist. When “Palace” first came out last year, it was a moody and ethereal pop song with dreamy vocals and gentle synth washes. On this remix by Justin Caruso, “Palace” gets heavier dance beats, the vocals move right to the front, and tempo is sped up. “Palace” highlights Kiyoko’s uncanny ability to create nearly perfect pop with seeming ease.

Kiyoko says, “‘Palace’ is a special song on the Citrine EP that’s close to my heart. What I love about Justin’s mix is that it adds a dance element that makes you feel hopeful and free, while giving the lyrics a new meaning. I loved his remix for X Ambassadors, so I’m so excited to have him do a version of ‘Palace’ for me.”


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