Penguin Cafe announced last month the release of their Antarctic-inspired album, Handfuls Of Night, and shared the first magnificent taste from it, ‘At The Top of The Hill, They Stood…’. Now they are offering a second glimpse at the new material with new track ‘Chapter´ and a single-shot accompanying video, filmed in New York. Of the video, Penguin Cafe´s Arthur Jeffes says:
“’Chapter’ is for me one of the big tracks on the album. We got into this mindset where we were creating cinematic story lines for our imaginary penguin protagonists – and this one was a lot of fun to make.
There’s a hint of 70’s cop-show about the main motif with the double push in the bass line and we got this idea of a hard-boiled detective-penguin, with a leather jacket and a cool car in New York. The video totally goes with that feel for me.
I love the idea of a familiar landscape being gradually moved into an imaginary, almost dreamlike version of itself – and the slow build in the video hit this exact note.”
Take a look at the video now.
Handfuls Of Night is out on October 4th through Erased Tapes.