Nonpoint has released a music video for their cover of Prince and the Revolution’s “When Doves Cry” which was originally released by Prince in 1984 on the iconic album, Purple Rain. Watch the video directed by Francesca Ludikar down there!
Vocalist Elias Soriano says:
“Our fans throughout the years have always had a quiet romance with the songs we like to cover. Seeing that our biggest showing in that category, our cover of Phil Collins’s “In The Air Tonight,” was a suggestion from a friend and fan of the band, we thought it only fitting we let all our fans have a chance to throw their hats in the ring this time. So in the middle of a global pandemic, we threw up a bracket-style voting tournament with a list of contenders from Metallica to DMX. As fans voted over a few weeks, it was exciting to watch it go from 16 songs to the final two, Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” vs Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” When they chose Prince, the real work began. We went through version after version. We knew we had to do it justice in the biggest way we could as tribute to Prince and still make it Nonpoint. I’m happy to report from initial response among the few who have heard, it is exciting and we look forward to our fans singing it for years to come.”
Dr. Fink of Prince’s band, the Revolution said this:
“I just listened to “Doves” and thought it was great! Nonpoint’s revision of “When Doves Cry” by Prince and the Revolution rocks like a champion bullfighter slaying a prized bull!”
In September, Nonpoint rescheduled just under a dozen shows on its current tour after “multiple members of the band” tested positive for COVID-19.