Commonwealth Choir | photo by Ryan Boswell | courtesy of the artist
Commonwealth Choir use Philly as their set in nostalgic “Palm Reader” music video
Philadelphia rock four-piece Commonwealth Choir was on an extened hiatus before releasing “Palm Reader” in December of last year. Six months later, the group has paired it with a cinematic music video using locations around Philly as their backdrop.
The single is about how dreams change as you grow up, the band tells us, and the video reflects this by beginning with a young version of lead singer and guitarist Davis Jameson Howley day-dreaming about rockstardom in his childhood bedroom. Howley “grows up” to work in an office doing what he seemingly never wanted to do, and visits a palm reader on his way home from work. The video concludes with a party thrown by Commonwealth Choir where they’re performing the song “Palm Reader” on stage as the crowd goes nuts.
“Ultimately life doesn’t turn out the way we thought it would, but we still end up doing what we love surrounded by people who believe in us (and throwing one hell of a party),” the band said about their new video. Their good friend Noah Dickinson conceptualized and directed the shoot, and with Evil Genius Brewing lending their space for the pop-up rock show sequence.
Commonwealth Choir played Ortlieb’s last night with fellow Philly group Cheerleader, and gave the video its first screening there; you can now watch it from the convenience of your own internet-connected device below. The band will host a show on July 4th in Fishtown with a lineup including The Dawn Drapes, Stereo League, Starterjacket, and more. Stay tuned to their social media for details and check out the “Palm Reader” music video below.