Nonpoint has released the official music video for its version of “When Doves Cry.” The video was directed by Francesca Ludikar. Buy/stream the song here, and watch the video below.
The single originally was released by Prince and the Revolution in 1984 and was one of the hit singles from the album “Purple Rain.”
“Our fans throughout the years have always had a quiet romance with the songs we like to cover,” Nonpoint vocalist Elias Soriano said. “Seeing that our biggest showing in that category, our cover of Phil Collins ‘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.”
Nonpoint tour dates:
1/7/2022 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
1/8/2022 Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
1/9/2022 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
1/11/2022 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
1/12/2022 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
1/14/2022 Hampton Beach, NH @ Wallys
1/15/2022 Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
1/16/2022 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
1/18/2022 Charleston, WV @ Rock City Bake Company
1/19/2022 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
1/20/2022 Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
Nonpoint also will appear at ShipRocked Jan. 22 to 27, 2022.
Tickets for all shows are available at nonpoint.com.