May 22, 2024

Dexter’s Michael C. Hall embraces 80s synthpop in Princess Goes’ new single/video ‘Blur’

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(Photo by Shervin Lainez) The American synthpop trio, Princess Goes, has unveiled their latest single, “Blur”. This track follows “Shimmer” and is a precursor to their upcoming second album, “Come Of Age”, set to release on 6th October through the SO In De Goot label.

Previously known as Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, the band features actor Michael C. Hall (known for “Dexter”, “Six Feet Under”, and “Lazarus”), keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (who has collaborated with Blondie and Cyndi Lauper), and Peter Yanowitz.

“‘Blur’ opens with a classic Juno-106 synth drone, evoking the early 80’s, flirting with the finality of its own fruition as layers of more synth, bass guitar and drums reveal themselves,” says Matt Katz-Bohen. “Michael’s poignant, aching lyrics and melody go from soft to epic, culminating in an MGMT/Human League chorus of loving synth transcendence: Baby I’m full grown now.”

The accompanying video, directed by Tim Richardson (who has worked with artists like Elton John and Billie Eilish), portrays Michael C. Hall trapped in a cosmic void.

In recent years, this New York City-based ensemble has been actively touring, recording, and self-producing. They launched a self-titled EP in April 2020 and their debut album, “Thanks For Coming”, in 2021.

Additionally, the band has announced a brief UK tour. The dates are as follows:

  • 26/09 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
  • 27/09 – Cardiff, UK – The Globe
  • 28/09 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2
  • 29/09 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
  • 8/10 – London, UK – EartH Theatre

And here is the previous video, for the track “Shimmer”.

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