NYC music
New album – Dim the Lights

The new album is available on iTunes and other major distributors. Physical CDs will be available for purchase soon, too. Preview songs on iTunes and check out the new album!

Dim the Lights by Prin
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“The Sound of Us” is earmarked to be another single off of the upcoming album, Dim the Lights. It features music and lyrics by Prin, piano and vocals by Prin, drums by Doug Yowell, guitars by Thad DeBrock, bass by Jonathan Maron and vocal production by Mark Plati. It was recorded at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn and Alice’s Restaurant in Manhattan. It’s one of my favorite tracks from the album.

 

The title track single for my upcoming album, Dim the Lights, is now available on iTunes! More new music coming soon from the album!

Music and Lyrics by Prin, Piano and Vocals by Prin, Drums and Percussions by Doug Yowell, Guitars by Thad DeBrock, Bass by Mark Plati, Recorded at The Bunker Studios in Brooklyn and Alice’s Restaurant in Manhattan, Arranged by Prin and Doug Yowell, Vocal Production by Mark Plati, Mixing by Mark Plati, Production by Prin

Dim the Lights – Single by Prin
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I truly enjoy arranging songs in my head and don’t typically get the chance to explore production since I work alone as an independent songwriter. Using GarageBand for the first time was very fun and made me realize that it is okay to be a little less “organic” when showcasing my songwriting. When I write piano and vocal tracks only, it is hard for others to hear the genre I intend or the instrumentation I think has potential for a song. This really made me feel good about the upcoming album, too, since people will get to hear why I refer to myself as “genre homeless.”

This song is called “Hiding” and I used a house drum set to create the groove. I did input all of the sounds and tried to take a stab at mixing – lol – eek! For anyone who knows me and my NYC roots, house music is a big influence in my idea of percussion sounds. I think it sounds pretty cool for a first try, and I’m already incorporating the app into my songwriting routines. 🙂

 

I’ve given plenty of thought to my image and goals with my music since I have the upcoming album in the works. I’m a songwriter. What does that really mean to people? Most music listeners are interested in the performers, the people who carry the song. I respect that and that’s why I love being a songwriter. I hear music in my head and feel most passionate about writing riffs, basic chord progressions, playing with keys, planning harmonies and developing lyrics. I get lost in plotting a song’s potential.

Songwriter
Prin – Songwriter

I’m not usually worried about whether or not my performance is riveting. That’s a flaw, but with that flaw comes a fearless will to try anything with music…and that’s a quality. While I don’t think it’s a “this or that” situation for me, I believe mainstream music, radio and music fans make it a thing to ponder. I choose songwriting. I’m a songwriter. 🙂