Video Premiere: POP EVIL's 'A Crime To Remember'
American rock titans POP EVIL have debuted a stunning new music video for their track ”A Crime To Remember”. Directed by Columbia Tatone, who also helmed the band’s last two videos, ”Waking Lions” and ”Colors Bleed”, this is now the third music video installment we’ve seen from the band’s most recent self-titled LP.
The video beautifully defines the core message of the song, which is clear and present in the song’s triumphant background vocals: ”Are we divided / Are we united?” — also a constant theme throughout the new LP.
Vocalist Leigh Kakaty comments: ”Columbia has delivered what we feel is the most powerful video to date for POP EVIL. The concept keeps an open book storyline on how human beings view the world at the moment. Our hope is to raise awareness that it’s time for all of us to come together and be united.”
The video is being released in memory of late producer Kato Khandwala, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident last month in Los Angeles. Kato had produced countless rock albums, including the most recent POP EVIL LP. Kakaty says: ”It’s been a long few weeks for us. We are still grieving the loss of Kato, who was an incredible talent and an amazing human being. His daughter Paris is in need of help since his passing. Donations can be made to her here.”
Starting tomorrow, POP EVIL will return to American amphitheaters in full force supporting two legendary acts, POISON and CHEAP TRICK, on the ”Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. VIP Packages are available now at PopEvilVIP.com. Produced by Live Nation, tickets for all cities are on sale now.
POP EVIL‘s fifth, self-titled album was released on February 16 via Entertainment One. ”Pop Evil” marks the recording debut with the band of British drummer Hayley Cramer, who joined POP EVIL in 2016 following the departure of Josh ”Chachi” Marunde.
”As soon as we saw [Hayley‘s audition] video, we were, like, ‘Oh my goodness. She’s the one,'” Kakaty said. ”Her first tour with us was in packed arenas opening for ROB ZOMBIE and DISTURBED. It was crazy, but when things work, they work. She’s been like the big sister we never knew we wanted but we’re so glad we have. And she’s so passionate about the music. Songs that we’d been playing for years suddenly came to life in a different way and then she came in and killed it on this record. It was a rejuvenation for us. She’s nothing short of a blessing.”
Photo credit: Clay Patrick McBride