Princess Goes, the buzzy band led by the charismatic showmanship and signature voice of vocalist, lyricist, musician and actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Lazarus) alongside keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie, Cyndie Lauper) and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood), have released the second single “BLUR” from their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album, “Come Of Age” (out September 15 via SO in De Goot).
“BLUR” opens with a classic Juno-106 synth drone, evoking the early 80s, “flirting with the finality of its own fruition as layers of more synth, bass guitar and drums reveal themselves,” said 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.”
“Come Of Age” is the trio’s most accessible, yet innovative, work to date, replete with songs that traverse a thrilling and often surprising sonic and lyrical landscape. There’s a clear cohesiveness to the 12 songs on the album that manage to be all at once catchy and intoxicating, soundtrack-y musicscapes for the ages, synth-heavy but multi-faceted. The musical growth on “Come Of Age” was organic, and though onstage and on paper they are a keyboards-drums-vocals band, this album is rife with guitar and bass, instruments that play a bigger role than on previous recordings. The band’s evolution is ongoing and often unearthly, spacy and provocative in the vein of Bowie’s “Blackstar” (David Bowie personally cast Hall to play the lead role of Thomas Newton in his final stage project – Lazarus on Broadway).
The album’s first single, “Shimmer,” highlights Michael C. Hall’s powerful ethereal vocals atop quietly propulsive rhythm lines, and features Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as guest guitarist. The track’s equally stunning and expansive video was directed and dreamed up by the creative mind of Tim Richardson (Elton John, Billie Eilish, Givenchy, Nike), and it’s a mystifying journey through a landscape of Michael’s memories as re reflects on a failed relationship with a film noir, 3D-twist.
Over the past few years, the New York City-based trio has been touring, recording, and self-producing and released the self-titles EP in April 2020 and a full-length debut, “Thanks for Coming”, in 2021. Sold out tours throughout the US, UK and Ireland have found new fans clamouring to see the electric band, and a flood of media attention followed.