Premiere: Penguin Prison Debuts "Keep Coming Alive"

Premiere: Penguin Prison Debuts "Keep Coming Alive"

After a brief hiatus, the New York singer comes back with a positive message and bold sound.

After a brief hiatus, the New York singer comes back with a positive message and bold sound.

Text: Rayne H. Ellis

New York-based singer Chris Glover, better known as Penguin Prison, premieres his new single "Keep Coming Alive" today on VMAN. Differing from his usual bubblegum beats, "Keep Coming Alive" is stylishly buoyant and features a fun layer of guitar not typical of the electro-pop artist.

The lyrics, though cohesive, stand out as being particularly optimistic. Glover described this fresh outlook as a direct response to the current state of politics in America. He said, "On the night of November 8, 2016, I initially wondered how I could even keep being an artist." He had to make the conscious decision to keep going. "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."

This is Penguin Prison's second single off of his upcoming album, which he will begin touring for in April. Listen to the new song and check out the tour dates below!

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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+ with Little Monarch

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