Legacy

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Legacy
Legacy cover.PNG
Studio album by Penguin Band
Released November 30, 2016
Recorded January—November 2016
Genre Country pop
Length 49:50
Label Club Penguin Music Records
Producer Petey K (exec.), DJ Crow, Jeffrey, One Wonder, Yusei
Penguin Band chronology
Timeless
(2015)
Legacy
(2016)
Singles from Legacy
  1. "Joy"
    Released: June 30, 2016
  2. "When We First Came Here"
    Released: September 5, 2016
  3. "Phenomenal"
    Released: October 15, 2016
  4. "Legacy"
    Released: February 6, 2017
  5. "Too Young"
    Released: May 24, 2017
  6. "Up Up & Away"
    Released: August 10, 2017


Legacy is the fourth studio album by Antarctican band Penguin Band. It succeeds Timeless, released less than a year before, and their mini album Q, and is the final installment in their streak of regular releases. The album was released on November 30, 2016 by Club Penguin Music Records. With their fourth album, the Band wanted to reflect on their career before they went on an indefinite hiatus. Compared to their previous album Timeless (2015), the Band stripped down their sound to very minimalist guitar work and a smaller production team, consisting of the usual Petey K, Yusei, DJ Crow, One Wonder and Jeffrey. It features guest appearances from DJ Crow and Cadence.

The album was supported by six singles, such as the lead single "Joy", "When We First Came Here", "Phenomenal" featuring DJ Crow and the title track "Legacy". As usual, Legacy was another nationwide number 1 across all Antarctic charts and was praised by critics for its stripped back, personal sound and the reflective lyrics.

Legacy is considered their second-best album after their sophomore work Cosmic (2014). After its release, Penguin Band embarked on The Legacy Tour and have not released music since.

Background[edit]

2015 was a busy and spontaneous year for Penguin Band, which saw the release of a mini album, Q, consisting of leaked songs and their third album Timeless. Both releases were not planned, however they happened anyway. They were not considered stellar projects for the Band's usual high standards. Hence, they decided to rectify that with close work on Legacy. During its creation it was planned that they would go on tour and then take an indefinite hiatus from releasing music, most likely for three years minimum. The overwhelming releases saw them putting quantity over quality, something which the Band has never done before. Band member and lead vocalist Franky spoke about the reception to Timeless to the Penguin Times: "Yeah that project was very rushed unfortunately. That whole period feels like a blur. It probably contains some of our most forgettable songs, admittedly, but that's what we hope to rectify with this new one [Legacy]."

But, the Band rectified this by putting out one more project which would make up for the rushed material of 2015-16. They enlisted top producer DJ Crow to ensure there was quality to the tracks and that they didn't end up putting on any leftover tracks, which is why the tracklist runs only a length of twelve tracks - their shortest tracklist since the highly successful Cosmic (2014) which had only 10 tracks.

Composition[edit]

Legacy consists of a stripped-back sound for the Band. Most of the songs have minimalist production and focus on quiet guitar work. However there are a few exceptions such as "When We First Came Here" which is anthemic. DJ Crow was enlisted to refine the sound, contributing to numerous songs as he wrapped up his own album In Search of Lost Time (2017). There are twelve tracks, shortening the tracklisting compared to Timeless which was fourteen tracks. There is one interlude on the album, "Petey's Interlude".

"Snow Forts" continues the motif in the Band's albums of naming one song after a place in Club Penguin. It began with "Lighthouse" on The Four Penguins (2010), "Universe" (loosely related) on Cosmic (2014), "Dojo" on Q (2015) and "The Docks" on Timeless (2015).

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Joy"  Peter Jones, Bill Gregory, Steven Bobly, Franky JonesPetey K 3:26
2. "When We First Came Here"  Mason Hakon-Brage, Michael Ice, Billy Gregory, Skyman, Peter Kings, Steven Bobly, Franky JonesPetey K 4:15
3. "Phenomenal" (featuring DJ Crow)Billy Gregory, Steven Bobly, Crow Smith, Yusei, Peter Kings, Franky JonesDJ Crow, Petey K 4:06
4. "Snow Forts"  Steven Bobly, Billy Gregory, Peter Kings, Franky Jones, Jeffrey BoschPetey K, Jeffrey (co.) 6:18
5. "Ten Thousand Chariots"  Peter Kings, Billy Gregory, Thomas Crab, Franky Jones, Steven Bobly, Jeffrey BoschJeffrey 3:39
6. "Shining"  Steven Bobly, Billy Gregory, Peter Kings, Franky Jones, Yusei, Thomas Crab, Pomfret Hodgson, Oliver LevinePetey K, One Wonder 4:41
7. "20 Coins"  Peter Kings, Franky Jones, Steven Bobly, Billy GregoryOne Wonder, Jeffrey (add.) 5:18
8. "Petey's Interlude"  Peter KingsPetey K 3:05
9. "Too Young" (featuring Cadence)Steven Bobly, Crow Smith, Yusei, TrillBron, Franky JonesDJ Crow, Petey K (co.) 3:56
10. "Legacy"  Peter Kings, Steven Bobly, Franky Jones, Billy Gregory,Petey K 4:26
11. "Up Up & Away"  Billy Gregory, YuseiTrillBron, DJ Crow 3:00
12. "Life. Goes. On."  Steven Bobly, Peter Kings, Yusei, Billy Gregory, Franky JonesPetey K 3:40
Total length:
49:50
Pre-order bonus track
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
13. "Fallen"  Peter Jones, Franky JonesPetey K 4:01

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
CP Albums Chart 1
Antartican Hot 100 Albums 1
UnitedTerra Albums Chart 1
Freezeland Albums of 100 1
Tel Ah Phon Albums Chart 1
Pengolian Albums Chart 1
Puffle'and Bouncin' 100 Albums 1
Dorkugal Albums Chart 1
Swiss Ninja's Top Hits Chart 1
Los Hits Calientes Castellanos 1
Shops' Top 50 Albums 1
Les Hits d'Aujourd'hui de Frankterre 1

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