Today, cleopatrick have released the haunting and heartfelt standout ballad “2008” and its accompanying animated video created by Shuyler Nazareth. “2008” appears alongside previous singles “THE DRAKE” and “FAMILY VAN” on the band’s highly anticipated debut album BUMMER, due out on June 4th via the band’s own label Nowhere Special Recordings, distributed by Thirty Tigers. Pre-Order/Pre-Save HERE.
Shining a spotlight on Luke Gruntz’s hypnotic and expressive vocals, “2008” provides the most honest moment on the band’s forthcoming release. “It’s the most vulnerable cleopatrick song,” shares Gruntz. “Consequently, it’s the song that means the most to me out of anything I’ve ever written.”
The animated video for the track captures and conveys the persistent lyrical energy of the album — a total bummer. Watch the official video for “2008” below.
At just 23 years old, cleopatrick have proved themselves to be a genuine underground global sensation. Their Top 5 Canadian and U.S rock radio hit single “hometown” has independently amassed over 70 million streams without the help of a record label or marketing campaign and continues to make waves with support from Spotify (featured on the front cover of their flagship “Rock This” playlist), Apple Music and Amazon who included cleopatrick in their ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2021. Last month, the band released the bold, swagger-filled fan favourite single “FAMILY VAN”, along with an accompanying video game, a PowerPoint Presentation and the tracks official video. The track garnered support in Canada from the likes of Alan Cross, who included it in his 5 songs you must hear this week and FYI Music News who praised, “cleopatrick boldly leading the charge to bring some scuzz back to the Canadian rock scene…definitely rocks with a lot more menace than what’s been coming off the assembly line of White Stripes/Black Keys wannabes lately”. Earlier this year, the band shared the brash, groove-heavy, distortion-rich single “THE DRAKE”. In Canada, the track landed the talented duo on Spotify’s marquee New Music Friday Billboard at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto and received support from the likes of The Strombo Show and Exclaim! “THE DRAKE” followed previous single “GOOD GRIEF”, which has seen notable support from the BBC, has been featured on a number of New Music Friday playlists and has landed on multiple marquee playlists including Spotify’s All New Rock and Amazon’s Rock Hits and Fresh New Rock.