The Wild Palominos share on their new single, “Milkshake for Two”

The Wild Palominos take us on a journey with “Milkshake For Two”

Montmagny, QC-based country collective, The Wild Palominos have shared their new single, “Milkshake For Two“, along with a video to accompany the release.

With country-folk textures inspired by the sound of the Eagles and Midland, combined with a more traditional American country voice, this track takes us on a journey to the southern United States and makes us relive the nostalgia of a first date.

With “Milkshake For Two”, the group takes us back to the 1970s, sitting comfortably on a leather bench of an American diner, sipping together a first milkshake with a new flame.

Watch the video for “Milkshake For Two” below, and find out more via our mini-interview.

First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?

The Wild Palominos is a neo-traditional country band from Montmagny (QC) with lead singer Félix Guimond, drummer and vocalist Olivier Tanguay, and guitar player, vocalist, and songwriter Jérémy Boulet.

We found ourselves mixing the traditional sound with some creative ideas and new perspectives given by today’s music. We want to emphasize our vocal harmonies and a vintage sound to be able to offer something different. We draw influence from country bands like Midland, Eagles, Jon Pardi, Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, and the Québec music scene.

You have unveiled your new single, “Milkshake for Two” what can you tell us about the writing process behind the single?

At first, Félix had the idea for the song title “Milkshake for Two” while we had a beer in the hot tub. Then we started talking about what it must have been like to go on a first date back when you had to put money in the jukebox. We had a very clear idea of what we wanted the music video to look like, which inspired many of the song’s lyrics.

When we say, « That old Coke sign as you try to hide that milky smile,» we have an image of a girl hiding her mouth with a menu while taking a sip of a milkshake. Jérémy and Félix co-wrote the lyrics. We start a lot of songs by singing melodies in the hot tub; it’s a lot of fun and great memories.

You’ve also shared a music video to accompany the release. What was the highlight of the video shoot?

The highlight of the shoot was being on set with the guys that play with us on tour, the actors, and the amazing production team. We see everyone in the close-up shot of Cassandra taking the first sip of a milkshake. We knew that shot was going to start the video, and it’s just a great reward being able to share that joy with everybody that put so much effort into making this video happen.

How did you come up with the idea behind the music video?

We always knew we wanted a music video for that song because the lyrics give many images. The idea of a first date sitting at a table and sharing a milkshake provides a clear direction on where to start the process of making the video. Then we had the chance to work with a lot of passionate people. It is exceptional to remember writing that song with all these images in your head and finally seeing them come alive. It’s a great feeling.

With live music returning after the Pandemic, do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to share with our readers?

Yes, we are so happy that live music is back! We truly thrive on performing live, and we are excited to play for the « Festibière » in our hometown, Montmagny, on July 15th. We are also working on a new show with many dates coming up this fall for the launch of our first album. More coming soon!

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