London grown hardcore/punk rattlers COPE have unveiled 'Gold', the latest single to be taken from their upcoming debut record The Shock Doctrine, which is set to be self-released on May 22nd.
On the track itself, guitarist Josh Bowles said: “Rather than try and explain this track myself, 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’.”
Bowles has gone into detail of the story behind their debut record, too. “There are forces out there that want to see you suffer, when you are too tired, exhausted, miserable or apathetic to stand up for your rights, they will take them from you. That is the shock doctrine. COPE have always written music about getting by in a world that’s crumbling before our eyes.”
You can check out the video for 'Gold' below: