Statement unveil video for cover of The Mamas & The Papas’ song “California Dreaming”
Danish rockers Statement have released a video for their cover of The Mamas & The Papas‘ hit song “California Dreaming” which appeared on the group’s Force of Life, which was released via Target Records / Mighty Music back on March 1, 2019.
Mighty Music‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“The Copenhagen-based hard rock band Statement is up to their name with its new official video. “California Dreaming”, a cover version of the famous The Mamas & The Papas song, turns out to be a solid, bold statement in the world today. It has been released in the “Force Of Life” album, in March this year, out through Mighty Music.
The band states “California Dreaming is the equivalent of the American dream and the American revolutions political X-Factor. What would it look like if various American presidents had a serious side job – as rock musicians for example? We are living in a society where popularity not necessarily equals talent – no matter your profession. Everybody is human, whether they are presidents or homeless, nevertheless, everyone has dreams, but every dream cannot be bought for money”.
And continues: “Donald Trump says he does not want to visit Denmark, but did you know he visited Denmark with his rock band in the 60s, 90s, and present? The first time the sky was grey. The second time, all the leaves were brown. The third time he was trying to make America great again? Now the show is canceled because of Greenland. Maybe he was already thinking of buying Greenland for another California Dreaming back then? If you want the American dream, make it or take it”.
Next live dates:
18.10. Astrant, Ede (NL)
19.10. Jack’s Music Bar, Zwolle (NL)
31.10. Zeppelin Rock Bar, Copenhagen (DK) Acoustic show
13.11. Holroyd Arms, Guildford (UK)
14.11. Mothers Ruin, Bristol (UK)
15.11. Hangar 18, Swansea (UK)
16.11. Rum And Rock, Doncaster (UK)
17.11. Alleykat Club, Lincoln (UK)
19.11. Lloyds Arms, Grimsby (UK)
21.11. Opium, Edinburgh (UK)
22.11. The Patriot, Crumlin (UK)
23.11. Thinktank, Newcastle (UK) Nordic Noise Festival
24.11. Santiago’s, Leeds (UK)
27.11. Giffards Arms, Wolverhampton (UK)
28.11. TNT, Nottingham (UK)
29.11. The Rigger, Stoke (UK)
30.11. The Mulberry Bar, Sheffield (UK)
01.12. B2, Norwich (UK)
20.12. High Voltage (DK)”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Statement‘s last album Force of Life: “Sleaze Roxx reviewed the 2016 album Heaven Will Burn, and while generally supportive, said, “…individually, each of these songs may be a pretty decent add to a mix tape. However, as a single unit — a record — I find Heaven Will Burn to be disjointed and without focus.” Force of Life is more focused on what the band does best. I can’t escape the Volbeat/Vega hybrid mentioned above. The combined elements of aggressive intros and softer choruses may work better for the band and its fan base. If you enjoyed Heaven Will Burn, you will appreciate Force of Life.”
Statement‘s “California Dreaming” video:
“California Dreaming” is taken from the Statement album “Force Of Life” released worldwide through Mighty Music. https://www.facebook.com/StatementDK/ www.mightymusic.dk www.targetgroup.dk