Nonpoint has released a video for their cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.”
The band’s frontman Elias Soriano talked abut the tune explaining:
“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 and the Revolution gave the tune a thumbs-up saying, “I just listened to ‘Doves’ and thought it was great! [It] rocks like a champion bullfighter slaying a prized bull!”
What do you think of Nonpoint’s cover?