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GET TO KNOW: Prinze George
Having already made their mark as collaborators for the likes of Diplo, Carnage, G-Eazy and more over the last few years, alt-pop duo Prinze George recently returned to deliver their stunning new EP 'Happy Garden'.
The vibrant ten-track collection aims to cement them as a bold and progressive name emerging on the scene right now. Filled with shimmering textures, vivid compositions, and killer hooks throughout, this new release looks set to see them grow even larger throughout this year.
So with the new EP available now, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what has inspired them most over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
We both (Naomi & Kenny) learned piano first, but Naomi has been singing for forever. What was the first album you remember owning?
Coolio; Gangsta’s Paradise (Kenny) and Red Hot Chili Peppers; Californication (Naomi). Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
We were in a rock band with our drummer Isabelle before Prinze George for about 6 months. We all come from a live instrument background and wrote this way before ever writing electronic music. We still approach writing electronic music from the perspective of jamming on live instruments. What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
‘Country Roads’ by John Denver, or ‘The Best’ by Tina Turner. What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
We love to share new music that we're excited about with people we trust; namely friends & family and seeing their reactions on a first listen. Austin City Limits was a thrill and playing shows in NYC where we got our start is always a thrill. Every time we play NYC, people really show up and show out…I can always count on our NY fans to sing brand new songs back to us from memory while we perform them. And what about the most frustrating part?
Probably putting a lot of effort and time into a song that doesn’t really get heard, for whatever reason. Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Probably Future Islands. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Hopefully doing the same thing we're doing now, but with some more stability in our lives. This job takes a lot out of you and you have to grind all the time to have a shot at making it. Regardless, its meaningful work, feeling like you are living in your purpose is special and rare and we feel blessed to do this in any capacity.
Prinze George's new EP 'Happy Garden' is available to stream now. Check it out below.