WATCH: Capital Theatre - People

Kiwi Rock Soundcheck 01/07/2021

New York, NY (June 16, 2021) New Zealand based rock trio, Capital Theatre have released their new single, “People” today alongside the video - watch/share.

The music video for “People'' takes place in an art gallery where the art comes to life during the band’s inarguably powerful performance. Accompanying the single release, the band also launched an NFT art exhibit that features memes from the video - visit the gallery here. Selected works will be auctioned later next month with proceeds donated to Auckland City Mission. 

Produced by the legendary Mike Clink, lyrically, the song is inspired by Shakespeare’s famous quote from “As You Like It,” saying, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” The song and video lean heavily into theatrical themes but with the incorporation of digital art comes a unique standoff between the traditional and futuristic. Indeed, the digital currency and artform nowadays is a far cry from the stages and characters Shakespeare could have ever imagined. 

The track is the ultimate rock song with a driving guitar intro layered harmonies and all of the dynamics you’d expect from the band’s signature style. The single defies the standard song format in its lack of a repeating chorus, Roy Oliver (vocalist/guitarist) points out, “in the first version we had a chorus that would’ve been catchy as hell, but the way the song evolved feels much more true to who we are.”