Free MP3 Download: Penguin Prison "Golden Train" (The Royal Palms Remix)
One of the most talked about new artists at CMJ this year is emerging New York pop singer Penguin Prison. If you're a frequent reader of this blog, you are already familair with Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) and some of his great remixes and tracks. It is good to see that things are finally picking up steam for this oh-so talented artist.
Check out an absolutely stunning remix of his new single "Golden Train" by The Royal Palms that infuses the kicky original with some yacht rock and orchestral ingredients. Simply gorgeous. Highly recommended. "Golden Train" is released on November 22nd on Wall Of Sound in the UK. Expect his debut album this upcoming spring.
Video Premiere: Penguin Prison "Something I'm Not"
I have a confession to make. There are a few artists I'm obsessed with right now and Penguin Prison is one of them. Inspired by the rich musical history of New York City, Penguin Prison's music is a well-crafted blend of new generation pop that perfectly layers soul, pop, disco and electronica to create one potent package.
Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) picks up the baton from people like Sam Sparro and Frankmusik, and continues to innovate electro-pop in an exciting new way.
You can hear Glover has bounced around different genres to perfect his slick production skills. He likes to compare himself to an artist like Beck who also dares to blend different genres into one piece. "I work with whatever instruments I can get my hands on," Glover says in an interview. "I feel like I can do any type of music. But now I’m taking all my influences from different genres and trying to put them all together into one sound."
This video was directed by Roman Rapakk, and features video footage from a Skype video chat he had with Glover. Pretty darn cool.