Hello, I’m Kai, also known as Palmbomen II. Even though times are strange, I’m happy to announce a new album I’ve worked on for our label World Of Paint; Cindy – ‘I’m Cindy’.
Cindy Savalas is one of the songs on my self titled album that was released on Beats In Space in 2015. Following it’s release, I made a music video for Cindy Savalas, where Cindy came to life through the portrayal by Blue LoLãn. I felt a connection with this character and went deeper into developing who she was and the world she lived in. The result was the creation of the album Memories Of Cindy, where my goal was to reveal more about Carmel Vista, the hometown of Cindy.
Afterwards, I imagined Cindy having her own ‘lost’ album, as if she had once released a record that was kind of forgotten... until now. I wanted Cindy to have her own shoegaze/italo disco album containing both ballads and dance songs, with Cindy being the pop singer of her own songs.
In early 2019, I recorded about thirty pieces of music in my home studio in Antwerp, Belgium, that fit into Cindy’s world. A month later in Los Angeles I recorded vocals with Blue. Together me and Blue explored more about Cindy and who she was. We ended up with a collection of songs that became Cindy’s album. Cindy sings about her mom, her boyfriend Justin, her cat and other personal sides of her life.
Then in the summer of 2019, I shot a series of music videos which go along with these themes and explore Cindy’s search for Justin and who he is. I continued my search by making a larger 3D animated world around Cindy, and I tried to see where in the realm between animated 3D and reality Cindy actually lives - what of her life is real and how does she live between these worlds?
Cindy’s album will be released on World Of Paint on June 5, 2020
Cindy ‘I’m Cindy’ is available as preorder on Clone and digitally on our Bandcamp page.