“Everything about EMPYRE’s beguiling music is colossal sounding” – Planet Rock
“Empyre … sound slick, vast and like the music was written with the help of an architectural blue print for an arena” – Kerrang!
“Intense and atmospheric in equal measure with an additional dark edge”– Fireworks
“Thunderous rock with one of the meatiest sounds in the UK right now” – BBC Introducing
EMPYRE are thrilled to announce the release of their brand new video of the single Drive (acoustic).
2019 brought the arrival of Empyre’s groundbreaking debut Self Aware. Their unique approach, intense feel and atmospheric take on modern rock was met with a justifiably strong reception from industry figures and fans alike.
The guys now surprise us again with their latest musical move. Remember those incredible “MTV Unplugged” performances throughout the 90s? Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots, who all had iconic live sets during this period featuring memorable acoustic versions of songs that showed a different side to the artist. Empyre brings us the essence of MTV Unplugged, but with a full studio production in a post-grunge acoustic style.
The band is committed to leave their mark with a full-band acoustic re-interpretation of the track Drive. Frontman Henrik, explains: “Empyre’s first opportunities to play festivals were often offers of playing an acoustic set on a side stage, and we got a bit of a rep for it. Therefore, as people got to discover us they discovered our acoustic versions along with the electric versions. Naturally the question would crop up now and again of whether any would be released. Now we get to answer that question with ‘Drive’.”
You can watch the video below:
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