New rock duo CHAPTER NINETEEN launch with 'Stephen', their Stephen King-inspired single and video.
Premiered via DreadCentral, you can now watch 'Stephen' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bvj5Ys_5V0
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/Ch19Stephen1
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Released to celebrate the legendary horror author's birthday, 'Stephen' is as much a visual experience as auditory - with 62 Stephen King references in total within. Not only that, the song’s mid-section also features a unique whispering choir of extras – various Stephen King fans on Instagram answering the band's call and contributed recordings of them whispering their favourite line by the author. The result is suitably spooky.
Dave Musson, CHAPTER NINETEEN's singer/guitarist/bassist, said: "As you can probably tell from the fact the band is called CHAPTER NINETEEN and our first single is about Stephen King, I'm a massive fan of the master of horror. I've had the idea for this video for a long time - I knew I wanted to create something that referenced as many of King's works as possible. So, I went through his entire bibliography and came up with something for everything he's written, before trying to distill that into something that would still work as a cohesive visual story. And, as it turns out, I think we managed it. This is my visual love letter to my favourite author, and I really hope Constant Readers everywhere have fun trying to spot all of the references. Oh, and if they like the song too, that would be a bonus!"
Video director Rich Rees, from Twin Trees Creative, added: "We loved working on this project. It was quite a challenge pulling together so many references into one piece, but Dave’s vision was really strong so we made it happen. It was great to have a film where practically every single frame has meaning attached to it. We enjoyed learning more about the world of King’s works too - we’re obviously familiar with a lot of the film adaptations of his works, but jumping into the world of the original written works was quite the treat!"
'Stephen' is CHAPTER NINETEEN's first ever release. The band are former members of Kyoto Drive and WAVE, and take influence from Black Peaks, Nirvana, Every Time I Die and Palm Reader.