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‘Wait Up,’ Prinze George Are Only Getting Started

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Brooklyn-based indie pop trio Prinze George is a group to watch, and not just because Forbes said so. Based in Maryland, Kenny Grimm (production), Naomi Almquist (vocals), and Isabelle De Leon (drums) first got together in 2013 after Kenny and Naomi grew up together in PrinceGeorge’s County (hence the name). Their latest single — “Wait Up”, from their upcoming debut LP Illiterate Synth Pop — is a cinematic ballad from retro-pop heaven.

The group brings both the sunshine and the rain on the heart-tugging nostalgia piece, with Almquist’s easy, resonant singing rightfully at the forefront. Piercing in her lower register and fluttering in the high, Almquist shines through a billowing cloud of supporting vocals to deliver a powerful dose of longing. 

Illiterate Synth Pop is a panorama of the people we grew up with and the places we’ve travelled to with them; both inside and outside of our home,” explains Almquist. “Coming of age, love, loneliness, and feeling stuck are frequent themes. This collection of songs is a great reflection of who we are.” The album is due out August 5th via Sounds Expensive Records. You can preorder it here