Penguin Prison Travels Through A Digital Forest In His “Show Me The Way” Video: Idolator Premiere

Bianca Gracie | February 10, 2016 1:00 pm
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Penguin Prison is kicking off 2016 with “Show Me The Way” the latest single off his recent album — Lost In New York. And we at Idolator are premiering the accompanying video today (February 10)!

The singer gets dazed & confused in the clip, as he travels through a forest, beach and mountains. But this isn’t a regular adventure — the nature scenes include digital 3D effects that make it all the more trippy.

Here’s what director Peter Toh had to say about making the visual:

In our conversations about “Show Me The Way”, Chris explained the feeling of being lost in his hometown, NYC, and his thoughts on escape. We talked about the disorienting effects of overlapping territories; familiar and foreign, natural and digital, past and future. So I wanted to create a scenario where these spaces are indistinguishable and inescapable, where time itself is non-linear, and where the depth of the song’s lyrics could be emphasized. Both digital video and 3D film stills were shot outside of the city in the Catskill mountains and East Hampton. The footage was manipulated to reinterpret how time operates and what nature looks like. I tried to imagine Chris navigating a landscape which is both familiar and alien, natural and digital, lost in space but also lost in time.

The NYC-based artist is currently promoting his sophomore LP, appropriately titled Lost In New York (released on May 5 via Downtown Records). It features tunes like “Never Gets Old, “ “Try To Lose” and “Calling Out.”

Get into the “Show Me The Way” video up top, and catch Penguin Prison’s upcoming tour dates below (click here for more ticket information).

Penguin Prison — 2016 Tour Dates

February 10 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
February 12 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
April 21 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
April 22 – Dallas, TX – RBC
April 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 30 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 13 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club

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