Zen Mantra announces details of his debut album. 'How Many Padmes Hum?' will be released via Stroll On Records on June 10th.
The album was self-produced by Sam Perry and mastered by Kody Neilson (Opossom / UMO).
Eighteen-year-old New Zealand-based musician and producer Sam Perry spent 2012 morphing into Zen Mantra, writing and recording songs in his bedroom. Not just any songs either. His philosophy of wanting to create music with the energy of punk, and the atmospheric qualities of psychedelia gave him a defined sound and a purpose of vision. Melody is key, as is energy and words that have wisdom, despite his tender years. That such an astonishing talent can arrive so fully formed at so young an age is remarkable, and this is on display for all to hear on this stellar debut.
'How Many Padmes Hum?' will be available digitally worldwide and features debut single 'Fossils'. The track is a two and a half minute euphoric pop song, which really shows Zen Mantra's dream punk qualities to the max.
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