It’s been a few years since we last checked in with synth-pop producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Glover; who is known much more widely under his artistic alias Penguin Prison. One of the most talented musicians we’ve fallen in line with over the years, Glover never fails to produce wondrously polished, pristine work. Recently, the pop virtuoso began teasing the release of another addition to the Penguin Prison puzzle. The EP Turn It Up will see release on February 9th and while he’s already shared the title track, today we’re offering Turn It Up‘s second single “Keep Coming Alive”. The tune follows Glover’s effervescent indie-pop  blueprint, featuring rollicking guitar licks, snapping snares and a bevy of warm synths which creates a song that feels both familiar to his oldest fans, but cleaner in nearly every inch of production detail to simultaneously show off a clear evolution in craft.

While Penguin Prison was once a near daily staple in our steady diet of music, we’ve seen his releases dwindle in  numbers over in the time since his Lost in New York release.  Opening up about his recent work, Glover shared: “On the night of November 8, 2016 I initially wondered how I could even keep being an artist. It seemed like making art was trivial at that moment.  Upon further reflection I realized that of course the world needs people to make music and film and all kinds of art.  It can get very hard to keep coming alive while it seems like the world is trying to cut you down.  You have to keep reminding yourself every day.” We can’t relay how touched by these sentiments, and happy to be featuring new Penguin Prison music in the process.

In support of Turn It Up,  Penguin Prison has also announced a new slate of tour dates which you can read after the jump. Stream “Keep Coming Alive” below.

Check out Penguin Prison’s Upcoming tour dates here:

Tour Dates:
April 5 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
April 7 – Zapopan Jalisco, Mexico @ Corona Capital Guadalajara Festival
April 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
April 13 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon #
April 14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
April 18 – Washington DC @ Black Cat #
April 19 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
April 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
April 21 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott #
April 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom +
April 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent +
May 1 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios +
May 2 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile +
June 21- June 24 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
June 28  – July 1 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
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