Hear the First Song From Gold Panda’s New Album, ‘Good Luck and Do Your Best’
Thanks, Panda, same to you
British producer Gold Panda has announced a new album, Good Luck and Do Your Best, and shared the first video for “Time Eater.”
The artist also known as Derwin Panda was inspired by two trips to Japan, including one accompanied by photographer Laura Lewis. The album’s motivational title came from a Japanese cab driver’s farewell. “He didn’t know English that well, but there’s a Japanese phrase called ‘ganbatte, kudasai,'” Panda said in a press release. “And roughly translated, it basically means ‘do your best,’ or it can also mean ‘good luck.'”
Directed by Ronni Shendar, the video for “Time Eater” features scenes of evening and nighttime in New York City, Berlin, Cologne, Hong Kong and Las Vegas. The cities meld together as Gold Panda’s warm, Asian-inspired melodies soundtrack a global time zone.
Good Luck and Do Your Best is out May 27 from Berlin’s City Slang.