Five Questions With Christee Palace

Award-winning Canadian pop artist, Christee Palace has unveiled her newest single, “Danger”.

“‘Danger,’ for me, is a song about conscious self-defiance,” the Windsor-born, Toronto-based singer/songwriter says, offering context surrounding the track. “It’s about understanding full well what you are doing, and knowing it has the potential to have serious emotional consequences.

In this specific situation, I knew what the end result was going to be, but I felt like I was persuaded into staying in that position.”

The video, which is sitting at 40,000 views and rising is a stunningly intimate cinematic peek into Palace’s mindset.

“I think the video really takes you on an emotional journey,” she says. “It gets the audience into my headspace and takes you through each phase of emotions I went through.

Since we live together, we were able to pull this off,” Palace adds of the video’s technical accomplishment. Directed and shot by her photographer/videographer boyfriend Jaden D., the pair created the song’s visuals during some of the earlier isolation days. “I knew my initial plans for the video would have to be altered given the restrictions in place, but we made the most of it and it turned out better than I could have imagined.”

Check out the video below and find out more about Christee via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Christee Palace! I’m a pop singer/songwriter from Toronto (originally from Windsor). I come from a very musical family back home and I’m just so excited to have the opportunity to pursue what I love and share my music.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I come from a background of classic rock and pop/rock influences. Growing up I gravitated to artists like Avril Lavigne because she brought to light a whole new pop approach that was edgier. I loved that. When I started writing, I definitely had that same approach. Now I’ve found that perfect harmony of modern pop, but still maintaining that edginess that I love.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Well since everything that’s been going on, I don’t currently have any shows lined up (besides live streams— the new norm!) but I am SO hoping to be back on the stage soon. I miss it. What I loved most about my live show was the fact that I could just be who I am and have the time of my life. As much as I am a solo artist, I love the moments I created with my band who helped bring my live show to the point it is now. I’m energetic and just have so much fun when I’m up there. I think anyone who watches me can see that. 🙂

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

I would choose “Harden My Heart”. This song was the starting point for me in Toronto and I think everything I’ve accomplished in the last year and a half has stemmed from that release. The song perfectly encapsulates where I was at emotionally when I wrote it. The song is equal parts poppy but bold and anthemic. I love listening to it and realizing just how far I’ve come.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Oh goodness, I have SO many!!! My tops would be Avril Lavigne, Lights, Alessia Cara, Amanda Marshall, Marianas Trench, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, Shawn Mendes… the list goes on and on!

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