Reveals Stunning “Memories That Glow” Video w/ Bullett,
Sophomore LP Vacation Out Now via Bad Friend Records
“The deceptively dreamy track tackles Price’s need to escape from his past hurts and begin something new, as he calls out for freedom in a kind of swan song for his pain.” – Paste
“a simple and beautiful ode to healing, foregoing metaphors for straight-forward confessions.” –Consequence of Sound
“busy, wistful Rundgrenian gem that continues to explore frontman/songsmith Terry Price’s struggle to hold on to good memories while at the same time trying to move on from his father’s death.” –Nashville Scene
Following the victory and tragedy of 2013’s How To Say Goodbye, Photo Ops returns with their sophomore offering, Vacation, out today via Bad Friend Records! Masterminded by Nashville’s Terry Price, the dream pop project brings life to the deepest questions and concerns with infectious melodies and lush, often-unexpected textures. At once remarkably accessible and deeply poignant, Price effortlessly weaves hooks and harmonies that force the listener to both sing and think along. The album is available NOW on iTunes and Spotify.
As he returns on Vacation, Price creates soundscapes he hopes to be just that- a departure from daily life and chaos, shimmering with details immediate rather than obscure. Pondering how much thought to dedicate to the past, present and future, he paints mountain and ocean views in a dream pop via alt-country palette. To celebrate the release, Photo Ops will play a hometown show at The Basement in Nashville on 2/20. Tickets are available NOW!
In creating the visual counterpart to the album’s standout track “Memories That Glow,” Price said of the song. “I kept having dreams about the past. That’s when you know it’s bad. When it seems like you can make it through the days without thinking about it, and it just pops up in your dreams. The song is a blues about haunted dreams and drinking too much.” The video’s directors Ashley Dudek and Daniel Fry created an interpretation that they say “dips between very bright, lucid thoughts from the past and vague snippets of the present.”
The “Memories That Glow” video premiered with Bullett and is available HERE to post and share!
A Nashville native for the past 15 years, Price was formerly a member of Oblio, who toured extensively for years. As he continues to come into his own with Photo Ops, he has shifted from the creation of a live experience to the composition of a pristine and honest record, with songs that both get stuck in your head and bring you to face some of life’s toughest questions. Vacation is a human album that communicates pain but feels like understanding.