New York City is strange in that it's been written about millions of times, yet still remains to be explored and experienced. It remains a hub of creativity and self-discovery, which causes great art to be birthed from both joy and pain. Musicians are no exception to this, especially musicians based within NYC.

When you come here you'll find yourself enamoured by the nightlife and social aspects of NYC, but all of that can also swiftly change and overwhelm you. Chris Glover is one of NYC's prominent creatives, delving into the world of producing and remixing electronic music. What makes Glover refreshing is how he doesn't force himself to be constrained to just electronic music - he allows the tones of rock, reggae, soul, funk, and even punk to find its way into his project Penguin Prison.

After a long wait we finally have his new album, Lost In New York. To find out what the album is all about, the 405's Ken Grand-Pierre got to sit with Glover in NYC.

It's taken quite a while for Lost In New York to come out. Now that it has, how does it feel having it actually out in the world?

It's good to release music into the world. I am glad my new album Lost In New York is out because people have been asking me about a new album for a while every time they come to my shows and talk to me!

A title says a lot about a song and an album, and a title like Lost In New York alludes to many things. After you arrived on the title, did you feel sure about it or were you nervous about how people would take it?

I was sure right away that Lost In New York was a good title for this album because it sounds good and it is an apt description of how I feel and how I have been feeling for a while, so I must have been feeling that way when I made the album!

Has producing music for others influenced how you now write music?

I think it's a little bit different to write and produce music for other people as opposed to making music for oneself. If I am working on something for another artist I am trying to get into their world and create something that makes sense for them whereas when I write for myself I can get a little bit more out there and really question what it is that I want to do because it is completely limitless.

How have the new songs changed the live show?

I really feel a band's live show should be as human and energetic as possible so we changed a bunch of things for the live show this time around. We added another member - my friend Ben (who is in a band called Hockey) and he plays guitar, sings and plays percussion. And we still have a drummer, a bass player, a synth player and I play guitar so we can make as big of a racket as possible. We also added some simmons pads to the drum set, live automated vocal delay effects to my voice and automated my guitar delays as well as other stuff.

Did you initially know that these songs were going to form an album?

I finished 14 songs and left three off because I didn't think they really fit with the rest of the songs. I think people still listen to album as a whole from beginning to end - maybe not as much as they used to but I still think it is important for an album to make sense as a whole.

The way people take in music has changed over the years. Has that ever informed how you write/release music?

It definitely seems that more people just pick a couple songs from an artist and don't listen to entire albums, but the fans who really get into an artist still want a full album. One could argue that artists should just release singles more frequently and never release full albums but I think it still makes sense to put out a group of songs and tour on top of that so the audience gets to hear a bunch of new songs all at once.

After listening to Lost In New York I feel like it's going to make for a great summer album, it sticks out that way a lot to me. Did that ever come to mind when you were crafting these songs?

I never think about making a summer sounding song really I guess it just happens naturally sometimes. A lot of the time people's perceptions of something can vary greatly from person to person, so you never know how people are going to interpret what you create.

You've gotten to play Rough Trade and Music Hall recently, right back into New York crowds. How has it been playing these songs in front of New Yorkers?

The Music Hall of Williamsburg show we played to celebrate the release of Lost In New York was probably my favourite show I have ever played. It really helps when the audience is there to have fun and let loose and get a little crazy. Some people think New Yorkers have a reputation of standing there with their arms crossed and acting too cool but at our shows they have been there to have fun.

Apart from recording the last song, when did you know the album was done? When it was ready to be put to rest?

I think you can just tell when an album is done. Axl Rose might disagree but it's best not to belabour the point and go on too long. Create a group of songs and finish them to the best of your ability and then release it and move forward!

Lost In New York is out now.