Banners Shares Dreamy New Track 'Holy Ground': Exclusive

Meredith Truax
BANNERS

Musician Michael Joseph Nelson -- who performs under the moniker of Banners -- released his self-titled debut EP back in January. Now, almost a year later, he and his haunting falsetto are back with a new track titled "Holy Ground."

The Liverpool native -- who grew up inspired by the likes of Jeff Buckley and Arcade Fire -- fuses melodious and delicate vocals with textured production. Following the release of his EP, Banners performed his breakout single "Shine A Light" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. 

His new song, though, which is being shared exclusively with Billboard, diverges from the surging, up-tempo and, well, brighter sound of "Shine A Light." Rather, on "Holy Ground," Banners sings with an angelic lilt, while the song floats on at a slow and slumbering pace, as if within a dream. 

"This is a song about special people and special places," Banners tells Billboard. "And keeping those memories with you wherever you go."

Listen to "Holy Ground" below. 


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