Pale Houses uses “Hideaway” as a canvas for presenting more than one sonic view. At the start, there is a serenity in the vocalization and the clear, peaceful guitars. The lyrics describe an escape that carries a feeling which “saves my soul.” Driving leaves concerns behind, replacing them with recollections of being free, with nowhere to be.
Then, galloping percussion, urgent guitar, and questioning enter. “What’s wrong?” It’s a significant pivot, but Pale Houses executes it seamlessly.
“Hideaway” will be a single the EP “Songs of the Isolation,” scheduled for a March 30 release. In discussing the track, vocalist Aaron Robinson stated:
"This was the first song we wrote for this record. It's sonically pretty different than much of the EP, but it set the tone for how these songs would come together live. It's a song about a desperate need to spontaneously get away from everything and reset."
Pale Houses is based in Nashville. The members are Aaron Robinson (vocals, guitar, piano), Ryan Rayborn (drums), Josh Hood (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Aaron Yung (bass, synth bass).