Last year, Auckland’s rising rock band, Capital Theatre, shared “Fait Accompli,” produced by a legendary figure in rock music, Mike Clink, a key figure behind the sound of Guns ‘N Roses.
The project was inspired by the works of mythology guru Joseph Campbell, well known for guiding George Lucas in his development of the Star Wars series. The band set about writing a concept album that followed the hero’s journey archetype. See Clink’s thoughts about the project below:
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.
~ Mike Clink
Watch the music video below:
And now that the album depicting A Hero’s Journey is out, we look back on their second single, which has amassed over a million streams on Spotify alone.
Beginning with a steady drum beat, we’re hooked into the experience of the track from the start. The song continues to build as cleanly performed vocals are dramatically introduced into the soundscape. And from there, we are pulled into the pre-determined fate of the hero, who’s destiny is to save the world, the universe, the galaxy…
Listen to the single now, available on streaming platforms: