VIDEO NEWS: Conquer Divide Release ‘welcome2paradise.’ Music Video

Conquer Divide have released a video for their new single welcome2paradise. taken from their forthcoming album Slow Burn.

Speaking about the inspiration for the track, guitarist Kristen Sturgis says, “It’s sad that humans don’t care about our environment. I was especially inspired by a situation close to my heart. I live on the Great Lakes, which contain 20% of the earth’s freshwater. There is a 70-year-old pipeline called Line 5 that is in very rough shape and runs through the water where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. The current is especially turbulent there. The pipeline keeps getting hit by boat anchors. I am not here to preach anti-fossil fuels, as electric vehicles come with their own environmental tolls, and touring bands have to drive gas-guzzling vehicles to play for our fans. But if a spill happened in that spot, it’s in the worst possible place, due to the strong currents,” says guitarist Kristen Sturgis regarding the inspiration for the track.

“A Great Lakes spill could affect major cities like Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Windsor, Toronto, and Rochester, NY. Tourism, fishing industries, and boating would all be affected. And with all of the droughts happening around the U.S., it’s going to be everyone’s problem soon. Right now, there’s just one small local organization trying to draw attention to it, but If I can do anything with this song release, it would be to shine a spotlight on something I care so much about.” 

The video was directed and edited by Alex Kouvatsos @ BlackwolfImaging and can be seen below!

Slow Burn is set for release on 8th September 2023 via Mascot Records and is available to pre-order now.

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