Lazerbeak Debuts New Single “River Wide”

Minneapolis electronic producer Lazerbeak has shared his new single "River Wide." the track is off his forthcoming release Penelope, out October 2nd
Lazerbeak "River Wilde"

Minneapolis electronic producer Lazerbeak has shared his new single “River Wide.” October 2nd, sees the release of the multi artist’s full-length, entitled Penelope, named after his eight-year-old daughter. Inspired largely by his new life as a family man and a recent deep dive into all things mindfulness, self wellness, and gratitude, Penelope thrives on ambient atmospherics, gentle melodies, and carefully-crafted percussion to create its own pulsing sonic universe. By exploring this quieter space, Lazerbeak has completed the long trek from beat-maker to producer, and Penelope represents a newfound peace and balance in a rapidly changing world. “River Wide” is the perfect new track, to chill to, and take a break from these eventful days.

Previously, Lazerbeak has collaborated with everyone from Lizzo (producing her entire debut album), Trampled By Turtles, mythological supergroup GAYNGS, and the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra, while continuing to build and create with life-long comrades from his own Doomtree artist collective and notching production credits on everything from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Mixtape to the dark electro pop of Banks’ III album.

Lazerbeak on “River Wide”

“River Wide” was actually the last piece of music that I created for this Penelope solo album. This record was made for my 8-year-old daughter and I wanted the music to reflect all the sunny, hopeful, fearless, and warm attributes that I see in her every day. My hope was to make a gigantic happy instrumental anthem for the days when things just don’t seem to be going right. The fact that the end result sort of sounds like a B-side from The Lion King soundtrack is definitely an unexpected bonus, haha. I hope it brings everyone a little bit of encouragement and light during this crazy year.”

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