Thailand's teens of the '80s may have grown up three decades ago, but songs from the past still play on. While today's youth hum classic pop tunes they've heard covered by new bands and long for something new, their parents look to rekindle moments from their teenage years with glossy synth-pop melodies and epic love-story lyrics.
That's the task for newly formed band the Palace, whose members consist of popular artists from seven heavy-hitting '80s Thai pop bands. Challenged with staying true to their musical roots amid a modern music scene of one ephemeral hit after another, the Palace seeks to carve out a niche appealing to both young and older listeners.
The band's formation was driven by Saichon Radomkij from the Innocent, who now works at local record label LoveIs. "I thought, if there was a band producing '80s songs today, it may be good for listeners _ so I started calling my friends," Saichon says.