Today, genre-defying Dominican-Irish artist jame minogue makes his mark on global pop with the release of his sophomore EP Príncipe Azul (Prince Charming). A true cocktail of genre, minogue blends indie, synth-pop, and funk with traditional Latin elements to paint an 8-track chronological tale of falling in love, each track seeing a maturation in the artist’s perception of love and romance. The cohesive offering deconstructs the myth of Prince Charming, filled with anecdotes directly inspired by his own experiences. The Latin-infused production by frequent collaborators Omar Tavarez (Pitbull), Mark Pelli (MAGIC!) and minogue himself sees the artist’s full embrace of his Dominican upbringing, solidifying his ability to create music that surpasses the mainstream while his knack for cheeky lyricsim allows him to float seamlessly between English and Spanish. Príncipe Azul bridges gaps across cultures, while bringing together listeners of all backgrounds.
Príncipe Azul travels through an evolution of perspective, as minogue comes to understand that love isn’t based on materialism or status. minogue sees fragments of himself in his character, Principe Azul. On this, he shares, “Principe Azul is a character who thinks love is simply a superficial endeavor. He’s based on my own early views of love. This journey is a representation of what life and love can be like when you’re starting out on your own in the “adulting” world, and what it feels like when you finally figure out what love is all about.”
The EP begins with title-track “Príncipe Azul,” an intro borrowing from a classic bachata called “Medicina De Amor.” The Spanish lyrics are tragic and painful, painting his emotional state at the beginning of the journey. It then leads into fan favorite track “Hate Being in Love,” exploring the dualistic side of newfound romance. The project journeys through a powerful curation of brand new tracks, including focus track “You’re Thinking Of Me,” an up-beat, funk-infused offering which sees an overcompensating, cocky perspective of love, a front stemming from the pain of previous relationships. “Minute In The Morning,” “El Platanero,” “Morir Sonando” and “I’ll Get There” continue the narrative, each track building a character who is opening up to vulnerability. Finally, the project is bookended with his highly praised Bossa Nova Spanish love ballad “Tu Me Ha Cambiado,” which explores love through a new, positive lens, providing a powerful antithesis to the beginning of the EP.
Minogue has received global support from media tastemakers around the world, including Apple 1’s Travis Mills, Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Music Friday Latin, Anti Pop, Fresh Finds Latin, Latin Pop Rising (and more), as well as radio play in both the US and the Dominican Republic. Príncipe Azul marks the rising starlet’s coming into himself as an artist through his progressive, cross-cultural sound, as he solidifies himself as a true musical maven in the global pop scene.