Class rock act, STOKER, released their self-titled debut album on iTunes on Thursday, 26 January 2017. And now they’ve come to back it up with the music video of their first single from the album, Forever Drive. For those who haven’t met Stoker, this performance video serves as a visual introduction to the band.
The black and white smoky imagery serves to underline the lyrics. “The song’s plot deals with my inner dialogue, the arguments and statements going back and forth. The look of the video accentuates this by giving the video an eerie feel, even though the melodies and vibe isn’t necessarily dark,” says Chris Bornman, Stoker’s lead vocalist and guitarist.
Excerpt from Forever Drive lyrics
My life as a politician, wouldn’t change a thing
This price that we pay is it worth it? Who’s going to lead the way?
Does it make your culture grow?
Have you found your angels?
Why’s it always blood you see?
Don’t play with a wounded soldier, I’m not here to watch you play your game.
You let it slip away from you,
It’s just like you man.
Driving all the way, to save the day, I’m not like you man.
Watch Forever Drive here
Forever Drive was filmed by Dayne Malan who also made Stoker’s music video for Evil Shaker.
More about Stoker
With their brand of honest, dirty rock ‘n roll, Stoker has made their presence known with heavily distorted guitars, bass and pounding drums that drive the melodic intensity of their songs.
Lead vocals & guitar: Chris Bornman
Guitar & backing vocals: Redge O’Kennedy
Bass & backing vocals: Jurgen ‘Borrie’ Bornman
Drums: Morgan O’Kennedy
Stoker is made up of two sets of brothers hailing from two small towns. Chris and Jurgen ‘Borrie’ Bornman are from Rawsonville and Morgan and Redge O’Kennedy are from Malmesbury. Both of the older brothers imparted their passion for rock ‘n roll onto their younger brothers.
They kicked into gear in 2014 with the release of their EP, Fox in a Hole. With this release and Stoker’s revered live performances, they soon became the band everybody likes or want to be like. Festivals caught wind of this exciting band, which led to stellar sets at Oppikoppi (2014, 2015), Up the Creek (2015, 2016), Ramfest (2014), Synergy Live (2011, 2014) and Zeegunst (2015).
The first single from the album, Forever Drive, was premiered on 5FM’s Hamman Time show on 19 January 2017.
This debut album shows the listeners exactly who Stoker is – a class act with a pure love for rock, setting new standards and breathing new air into rock music.
Listen to Stoker
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