Press Release – Isaac Promotions
Auckland hip-hop heavyweight, PNC, returns with his third studio Man On Wire , and continues to prove why he’s at the forefront of his game. PNC Returns with New Album, Man On Wire
Auckland hip-hop heavyweight, PNC, returns with his third studio Man On Wire, and continues to prove why he’s at the forefront of his game.
Set for release on April 18, Man On Wire is an album that exercises the art of balance and is inspired by the 2008 film of the same name, which documents Philippe Petit’s 1974 high wire walk between the Twin Towers.
“The word I wanted to convey in the title was balance,” explains PNC. “That’s what I like most about the album, it has a good balance.”
Finding the perfect weighting between depth and frivolity, rap and pop, madness and effortless cool, PNC brings his signature fluid flow, catchy style and charismatic writing for a varied, and of course, ‘balanced’ album.
From the menacing ‘Murderer’ to the merry ‘That Kind of Guy’ and the melancholy ‘Smile’, the Palmerston North rapper runs us through the gamut of his emotions from tracks of brutal honesty to thumping tales of partying and excess.
“When I was making it, I was just trying to get a balance in life as well; with relationships, money, partying or anything, just trying to get that right balance. It all makes sense with the music as well.”
While sticking with past collaborators David Dallas, Vince Harder and Te Awanui Reeder, PNC also introduces us to some new talents with vocalists Jessie Gurunathan and Joe London.
The humour of rapper/producer Jordache and Homebrew’s Tom Scott is also on display as each share a verse with PNC on the laid-back ‘Slow Motion’.
Fire and Ice and 41 share production credits, ensuring that PNC’s musical cravings for both the underground and commercial are satisfied, with 41 playing the zany pop yin to Fire and Ice’s more sample-based, soulful yang.
Man On Wire will be available from all good records stores from April 18. For more information on PNC, check out his myspace: http://www.myspace.com/pncmusic