"Every time I was in the studio for this project, I was in a good mood," Allan Kingdom told us last month about the creative process behind Peanut Butter Prince. "I was in a good space where I didn't really have to think too much. I could just let the music flow out."

After a releasing a series of one-off world music songs inspired by his parents' African roots, Peanut Butter Prince finds Kingdom striking a balance between this new direction and his early western-influenced style. In other words, it's exotic and digestible at once. A collaborative effort with producer Anthony Kilhoffer, the project is full of bright, danceable songs fitting of the summery photo that graces its cover. You can hear it on SoundCloud below and read our interview with Kingdom here.