Hotly tipped, modern classic rock champions THOSE DAMN CROWS have shared a brand new single, ‘Sick Of Me‘. Recorded back home in Wales before Christmas, the new song and official video premiered with Planet Rock Radio and Download Festival, respectively.
The single is available now from all DSPs as a standalone track and is also included on a newly released, digital ultimate edition of the band’s latest album, ‘Point Of No Return’. Further details follow.
Discussing the song, frontman Shane Greenhall comments, “My worst enemy, my biggest critic, the hardest, meanest person I know is nearly always myself. ’Sick Of Me’ is a duel, a constant battle with the person staring back at you in the mirror and not liking what you see and feel.
Truth can sometimes hurt, but denying yourself that truth can be way more damaging in the long run. Being conscious and self aware of your patterns and learnt behaviours is as important as your diet.
If you’re constantly, knowingly feeding yourself/mind with toxic bad shit, you are literally on the road to destruction. Balance is everything.
With THOSE DAMN CROWS set to dazzle on Download Festival’s main stage this June, the festival was an ideal partner to premiere the new single’s official video.
Shot in January 2021 with Loki Films, watch it here.
About the video, Shane explains, “It’s set in a void of darkness representing the mind, where the struggles of who we really are exist and only really surface when we’re on our own.
THE MIRROR… showing you the truth, the multiple versions of yourself, the version you allow others to see, or the sinister dark destructing version of yourself, even the things I love the most (music) can really take its toll (piano on fire).
PAINTED BLACK HANDS are the struggles in life pulling you one way then the other, the constant fight and battle to stay afloat, and how the darkness is always there whether you like it or not, always looking for an opportunity to take you down.
Understanding this and knowing this is easier to manage than pretending it doesn’t, and allowing the anxiety of it all to take over.
IN THE END… it always comes down to having the ability to pick ourselves up, because here’s another truth – those parts of yourself that you don’t like today, maybe the very thing you will need tomorrow, to help you through the painful and hurtful things that you have not yet experienced.
Latest studio album ‘Point Of No Return’ crashed into the UK national chart at #14 on its original release in February 2020 amidst broad praise from both fans and critics.
Today’s digital ‘Point Of No Return: Ultimate Edition’ release via record label Earache adds not only new single ‘Sick Of Me’ but also 4 bonus acoustic tracks, one of which is a cover of Alter Bridge’s emotional smash hit ‘Watch Over You’. Order on iTunes here.
The affable frontman elaborates, “It really is insane to see a full year turn around since ‘Point Of No Return’ was released.
To say we haven’t scratched the surface (only playing this album around the UK at a few live shows) is an understatement; the pandemic has temporarily stopped us from doing what we do best, but it hasn’t stopped the love and support we’ve had for our music and this album in particular.
So much so, that adding new track ’Sick Of Me’ and the 4 stripped back acoustic tracks to make a deluxe version, felt absolutely right.
There’s 3 stripped back versions of ‘Kingdom Of Dust’, ‘Who Did It’, and ‘Sin On Skin’ which have taken on a new identity, that I think our fans old and new will fall in love with… all over again.
The last track is a cover of the incredible Alter Bridge song ‘Watch Over You’ which I did online in the summer of last year, and it had so much love from fans that we thought we’d record it and put that on the album too.
Without the pandemic I probably wouldn’t have even done the cover in the first place. The pandemic has taken away so much from us as a band but it’s also given us a new way to interact with our fans. I hope they love this new Point Of No Return deluxe version as much as we do.”
Looking for more THOSE DAMN CROWS? Head to the band’s YouTube channel and check out the Crowcast, the band’s own podcast series launched during lockdown last year, with 46 episodes uploaded to date, featuring a range of special guests including members of Skunk Anansie, Motorhead, Massive Wagons, Bullet For My Valentine, Thunder, Five Finger Death Punch, and more.
THOSE DAMN CROWS are Shane Greenhall – Vocals, Ian “Shiner” Thomas – Guitar, David Winchurch – Guitar, Lloyd Wood – Bass, and Ronnie Huxford – Drums.
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