Royal Thunder get heavy with “Sinking Chair” video

Posted by on April 12, 2017

For the most part, Royal Thunder’s just-released Wick is very much a rock record, with the Atlanta quartet exploring melodic midtempo music anchored by Mlny Parsons’ voice. Their just-released video for “The Sinking Chair” shows them at their heaviest. And not just on Wick  – it might actually be the fastest and heaviest song the band have ever written. 

Parsons spoke to NPR, who premiered the song yesterday, about “The Sinking Chair.” 

“This song is about feeling stuck in a sinking chair,” Mlny Parsonz tells NPR. “You can sit there and allow yourself to be consumed by negative/paralyzing thoughts and they will do just that, consume you. You have to get up and ‘break the hand that covers your mouth.’

“I hope this song brings the listener a sense of empowerment to choose a different way, a better way. When I wrote the lyrics for ‘The Sinking Chair,’ I was in one myself. I was in a place of frustration with a looming sense of defeat hanging above my head like a dark cloud. When I realized I didn’t have to stay there, that’s when I pulled myself up and moved onto something better. It always amazes me how blind we can be to the truth when we are in such a dark place, to the point of not even realizing we are truly in a dark place. Why stay there?! Rise from your sinking chair and run!”

The band are currently on  tour with Brant Bjork and Black Wizard. Catch those dates below the video. 


4/12 Vancouver, BC @ SBC
4/13 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/14 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
4/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/16 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/17 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
4/18 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
4/19 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
4/20 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/22 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
4/23 Boston, MA @ Middle East
4/25 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/27 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
4/28 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
4/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
4/30 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
5/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

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