VIDEO NEWS: Phoenix Calling Reveal Video For ‘Hold On To Glory’
Alt-rockers Phoenix Calling have revealed the video to their latest single Hold On To Glory, taken from their debut album Forget Your Ghosts.
The video features boxing legend Dave Boy Green and Light Welterweight boxer Tommy Martin, who is set to compete for a Commonwealth title this weekend.
Of Hold On To Glory and the coinciding video, guitarist/vocalist Dominic Greenwood says:
“Hold OnTo Glory is a song that encompasses challenge over adversity, the will to win and keeping moments of victory close to you; therefore it was deemed that the video should be centered around boxing due to the nature of the sport and how gruelling it is and the amount of personal sacrifice that the boxers make. We chose the theme of the video to be an old boxing legend (Dave Boy Green) and a current hope for the future (Tommy Gunn Martin) with the notion that the old boxing legend is remembering his past and what it took to get him where he was (European Champion and fought for 2 World championships). He is going back to his roots almost where it all began.
Maybe he misses the challenge, blood, sweat and tears of it all and so keeps his victories close to him. The young boxer has it all to come and so the legend is seen imparting advice and almost re-living his thoughts, victories and glory through the new guy, hence the track title “Hold On To Glory”.