‘New York City’ tells the story of unity and how the original American dream has been taken away but hope still remains. The track was written by the band’s lead singer, Oliver Beach and portrays how the dream of wanting to be in New York City is globally shared. They combine killer melodies and a political narrative to deliver stunning results with an effortless and important urgency.
As this dream is one shared by people from across the world, the band have created unique versions of the song in different languages including French and Italian, released today. Subsequently over 20 artists from around the world have been collaborating with Electric Pyramid on their own local versions of the track, including a Brazilian version with Alirio Netto, a Japanese version with Sakura Ishadoh and a Myanmar version with Kyar Pauk.
The band have also commissioned Animind Studios to create 3 lyric videos which will accompany the English, French and Italian versions of the track alongside a Jannicke Mikelsson directed video. Jannicke is one of Norway’s’ most influential women in technology and says of the video ‘It’s a video inspired by the comedy delivered by bands such as the Foo Fighters, Eminem and Offspring and follows the story of multiple characters in their daily life who dream of getting away’. This video will also be available in all three languages.
Oliver Beach “For so many of us around the world New York is still a beacon of hope and a place of dreams. It has been such fun sharing this song with all the artists involved and together paying homage to what is without doubt the greatest city on planet Earth.”
Having previously toured with Queen on their Eastern European tour and recently performed at Amnesty International’s Give A Home gig series, Electric Pyramid are currently preparing for a busy summer of festival appearances, captivating audiences across the UK and Europe. The band are set to perform at Paris’ Bus Palladium, Standon Festival, Y Not Festival, Kendal Calling, Boardmasters, Victorious, TRNSMT and Dublin’s Marlay Park.