Gold Panda Share Album Title, New Song
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:45:43
Three years after the release of his debut, Gold Panda will issue Half of Where You Live, to be released on Ghostly International and his own NOTOWN label on June 11. The album is the product of a period spent touring the world multiple times around, absorbing influences and probing potential new avenues of creative exploration.
Half of Where You Live represents a stylistic and thematic advancement from Gold Panda's previous work. It reflects its creator's nomadic experience.
The whole album, in fact, is described as a “city album” by its maker, and it’s easy to see why — each track possesses a different aesthetic and reflects a different environment. Gold Panda describes it as "a jump from location to location... I felt like I was stealing a piece of each place I went to. 'Community' is a house-tinged reflection on cultural divides in London, while 'Brazil' catalogs Gold Panda's arrival in Sao Paolo: "I wanted to make a track that soundtracked my ride from the airport to downtown," he explains. "The [vocal] sample is kind of like an excited chant, bigging up the place, then it all gets confusing to replicate the traffic and buildings."
Listen to the beatastic track "Brazil," the first single, below:
What did you think of "Brazil?"