Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg has released the first single from his acoustic solo project, “The Palm of Your Hand” featuring members of Social Distortion, The Mighty, Mighty BossTones, and Dropkick Murphys.
Lindberg began writing “The Palm of Your Hand” over 15 years ago, coming up with the chorus at the time, but the song remained predominately unfinished until 2020, when he entered the studio to work on his forthcoming solo record. He says:
“I wanted to create two fictional characters who are struggling with shame, guilt, and self-delusion to match the chorus lyric and so that’s how ‘Left-Handed Sal’ and ‘Walleyed Sally’ were created. It’s a song about two people who for one reason or another can’t seem to get out of their own way and end up inflicting all kinds of damage on the people around them. The only way they’ll get out from under all their problems is to ‘Let that ego drop’ and let their feelings show. The answer is right there in front of them, in ‘the palm of your hand.’”
“The Palm of Your Hand” was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Flogging Molly), and features David Hidalgo Jr. (Social Distortion) on drums, Joe Gittleman (The Mighty, Mighty BossTones, Avoid One Thing) on bass, and Marc Orrell (The Dropkick Murphy’s, The Walker Roaders) on guitar.
Check out “The Palm of Your Hand” below.
Images courtesy of Jim Lindberg. Features image credit: Brent Broza