NEW ZEALAND ROCK BAND CAPITAL THEATRE RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE
‘FORCE TO FIGHT’
Produced by Legendary Rock Producer Mike Clink.
Music video directed by Gregor Nicholas
NZ Rock Band CAPITAL THEATRE have spent the past six months recording their debut album with Guns N’ Roses producer Mike Clink, and will release the new single, “Force To Fight” to radio on Monday March 29.
The concept album follows a hero’s journey from track 1 to 10 with Force To Fight being the crescendo of the battle. Given the global events that have unfolded in 2020, it was agreed that the stage has been set for an explosive rock track like Force To Fight to enter the zeitgeist.
The music video shot in New Zealand by acclaimed director Gregor Nicholas is set in a boxing ring where characters from extreme factions of the left and right scrap it out. Nicholas says “This is an in-your-face satire, an allegorical depiction of the fraying of American society where each opponent in the ring represents a different archetype. The boxing ring is a metaphor for a nation polarized and convulsed by division, its factions encouraged by their leader to meet violence with violence.”
Targetting the US election, the red and blue corner match ups provide a commentary on some of the social, political, and racial divides that we see not only in America 2020, but worldwide.
“The song itself was written in 2019 as a prediction of things to come, but yes, the video definitely is an examination of the way the world is in 2020. Are we on the verge of absolute chaos, who knows? But there are so many clear examples of how extreme it is becoming in a global society fixated on social media, with social media giants and irresponsible politicians fueling the fire,” Says Capital Theatre’s Adam Stevenson.
The video can be viewed on YouTube via this link;
Force To Fight audio can be found on all streaming platforms now.
CAPITAL THEATRE & THE HERO’S JOURNEY
A HEROS JOURNEY was recorded in Los Angeles, Hollywood’s NRG studios early in 2020, the Covid-19 Pandemic forced a quick relocation back to NZ.
After New Zealand’s six week lock-down, the band were granted access to Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios in Auckland, where via a system of FaceTime and a live audio stream within ProTools, they were able to reconnect with Clink in LA and continue recording and mixing the remainder of the album.
Album Producer Mike Clink says “What attracted me to the project is that each song takes you on a journey delivered with conviction through the music and the lyrics. From pre-production through recording, we fine-tuned each song to capture those messages. While this album was technically challenging to record with distance and time changes, it did not diminish the quality. Paul, Adam and Roy, are a band of brothers and I enjoyed being on this journey with them.”
Capital Theatre are
Adam Stevenson – Vocals, Keys, Guitar
Paul Reid - Drums
Roy Oliver - Guitar