VIDEO NEWS: COPE Release Video For New Single ‘Gold’
COPE have released a video for their new single Gold, taken from their forthcoming debut album The Shock Doctrine.
“Rather than try and explain this track myself,” comments guitarist Josh Bowles, “I think this John Perkins quote from his book Confessions Of An Economic Hitman explains it best – “…they and their corporate colleagues convince people around the world that success is defined by personal assets rather than by contributions to the greater public, that government assistance for the needy is wasteful and counterproductive, that personal debt is better than government investment in social services, and that men & women who live in mansions and travel in private jets and luxury yachts are icons to be emulated. Those in the middle class…who have the material trappings of prosperity, are complacent because they possess the things they were taught to covet, and they don’t want to lose them. Those who live in poverty are complacent because they have to devote their energies towards simply surviving.” That is the inspiration behind Gold.”
COPE‘s debut album The Shock Doctrine is due for release on 22nd May.