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ROCKET PENGWIN - ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 'POLAR OPPOSITES' & RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'CENTRAL PARK



 

ROCKET PENGWIN


ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 'POLAR OPPOSITES' OUT 22ND SEPTEMBER 2023


SINGLE/ VIDEO 'CENTRAL PARK' OUT NOW


 

NYC, NEW YORK- Multi-hyphenate singer, songwriter, and visual artist Eddie Sears brings us Rocket Pengwin and announces the release of his debut album 'Polar Opposites' out 22nd September 2023 with new single 'Central Park' out today.

'Central Park' is part love letter to New York City, part introspective analysis of what one is willing to do to make a relationship work. The single is supported by a music video shot, of course, on location in Central Park.

Listen to the track HERE and watch the video below

"I wrote Central Park from the perspective of someone who’s watching a relationship play out from the sidelines – a relationship with someone they have feelings for in the literal sense, a relationship with something like a new city they’ve moved to where they still feel out of place, a relationship with anything of value and meaning, really.

Central Park itself is a vast, beautiful ecosystem stuck inside the busiest city in the world. It’s a strange metaphor for what we all want and crave as humans – beauty and serenity in the midst of chaos. In complex relationships, we yearn for those moments, and the song specifically chronicles how the character can see the beauty in their love interest in the chaos – they’re beautiful to them no matter what the circumstance is." says Sears.

Having moved to New York in 2016 with the need to find a place where self-expression would be understood and appreciated - and where being unique is the norm, Eddie started to make roads to what would become Rocket Pengwin. Born from being a creative in the artistic world, Eddie was able to find his team in order to rekindle his own form of expression and embrace this fully independent project.

“I don’t know any other version of existing if not being an artist. Music and visual arts are my form of existence from day one. That developed with listening to The Beatles and making lots of punk music growing up, and eventually experimenting with electronic equipment and graphic design.” says Sears.

He continues “I care about community, about being able to connect with like minded individuals that find comfort in my songs. Learning that sharing my experience has helped people go through a hard time, celebrate a win or going through a break up is mindblowing and a dream come true. Writing music is a vehicle to share things that I would never tell to someone’s face - not even my own. Writing songs is a little like therapy on steroids: you pour your heart and soul into a sentence, and eventually, everyone gets to hear it.”

As the story goes, the Penguin is from Antarctica – the place on Earth least interfered with by humans. New York City couldn’t be more of a contrast. By bringing the ‘Pengwin’ to life in the real world, he created an outlet to express how he felt in life and love, but also in a more literal way that would challenge fans and passersby alike to think about what it means to find a sense of place. Whilst the whole concept can be existential – man vs. nature, imagination vs. reality, he wanted to ground Rocket Pengwin by exploring real topics that anyone can relate to – what does it take to stand out in a crowd? Is that even important? Do we actually all stand out in our own, unique ways? How do relationships even work - whether they are amongst each other, our significant others, with the city we live in or even with ourselves?

All of these themes are explored in the debut album ‘Polar Opposites’, and each of the 11 (original) songs is a chapter of the story (the project also features two high-octane covers of Taylor Swift's 'Anti-Hero' and Miley Cyrus' 'Jaded'). Each original track contains its own standalone narrative arc based on his own reality and that of Rocket Pengwin. ‘Polar Opposites’ is a powerful record that is infused with the biggest hooks, empowering lyrics and a huge injection of fun that could be loved by fans of Blink 182 and Reggie And The Full Effect. In a testament to the project's endorsement across the world of rock and pop-punk, two of the original tracks (What's The Point? (I Care), Promises) were co-produced with Ilan Rubin, drummer for Nine Inch Nails, and the youngest-ever inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Further, Jacopo Volpe, who is on tour with Post Malone currently, also delivered drumwork across the album. Daniele Autore, who has delivered production work on remixes for Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, and Skrillex accompanies the star-studded roster of producers involved in ‘Polar Opposites’.

“I’m excited for everyone to hear the project in its entirety," says Sears. "From start to finish, it’s an adventure filled with celebrations, fuck yous, quiet moments of introspection, and anthems to get you motivated even when the weight of the world is holding you down. I hope fans find the sum of its parts to be the perfect soundtrack for their lives, no matter what part of planet Earth they live on."

The project brings fans into a familiar and surreal world, where they must examine their own preconceived notions of what it means to be the odd one out, all with the catchiest pop-punk songs, and sure-fire anthems in the making.


'POLAR OPPOSITES' TRACKLISTING Polar Opposites Central Park Save Me What It Seems Heaven Say It Loud Mars What's The Point? (I Care) Promises Don’t Hate Invincible Jaded Anti-Hero Rocket Pengwin is set to release the album 'Polar Opposites' on 22nd September 2023

 


 

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