Penguin Prison “Lost In New York” – An Album Review

It should sound a little funny to hear about penguin prisons and summers in the same sentence…Unless that sentence is Penguin Prison made a ready for summer pop album

Penguin Prison first gained popularity with his song “Don’t Fuck with My Money” in 2011 and has made his rounds doing various remixes for artists like Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, and Marina and the Diamonds. His style is accentuated by his simplistic, 80s-influenced indie pop and continues on to his sophomore effort, Lost in New York.

With songs like “Try to Lose” and “Show Me the Way,” New York starts off totally danceable with sugary synth grooves and disco rhythms. “Caught in a Daze” and “Laughing at the Floor” showcase Penguin’s retro influences with a polished style. The only drawback is that the album doesn’t offer much different from most of the electropop jams of today – which is a let down from a producer that helped usher in a wave of remixes that felt like a throwback to streets filled with boom boxes while also sounding in place with a Toro y Moi playlist.

Overall, Penguin Prison’s production talents prove to stay sharp and Lost in New York is a good start to becoming familiar with his artisty and an even better addition to your Spotify summer jams list.

Rating: (3/5)

Donovan “Crescendo” Taylor

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