Ireland’s most exciting emerging musical exports CROWN THE KING have returned with the release of new anthemic pop-punk track ‘Melissa’. An accompanying in-session music video directed by guitarist Seán Hodson and shot by Mikey Aldridge of the band Future Lows is also available to watch now.
Vocalist Daniel Gannon says of the new track, “‘Melissa’ is about dependability. It follows the narrative of the character ‘Melissa’ but there’s a lot in the song that relates to me personally. At times I’ve been the person to reach out to those in tough places but I’ve also been lucky to have had people do the same for me.”
‘Melissa’ is the first song to be released from the band’s ongoing recording sessions which are expected to form their debut EP later this year.
Crown The King came into existence when professional wrestling ring announcer Daniel “Butch” Gannon and guitarist Sean Hodson discovered a shared love of pop punk and began work on writing material. Sean soon drafted in his long time collaborator, guitarist Alan Shiels. From there, the band’s lineup was completed in 2019 by bassist Eanna Brown and drummer Jamie Doran.
After spending time refining their sound, the group entered the studio in January of 2020 to begin recording with producer Stephen Youster. However with the Covid-19 pandemic putting a halt to recording sessions and performances that the band had scheduled, things began to look uncertain…
Tired of waiting for “the right time” Crown The King began independently releasing their music in July of 2020 and soon captured the attention of pop punk fans everywhere, making the group one to watch. Their last single ‘Fence’ has already clocked up over 100,000 streams on Spotify since its release earlier this year.
“The support that we have received to date has been amazing and we’re really excited to share the new music we’ve been working on. As we get closer to the return of live music and touring I am beyond excited to bring these songs out on the road!” says guitarist Seán Hodson.