Nonpoint is back with a cover of Prince's 1984 classic "When Doves Cry", and it's pretty good! The cover takes some liberties with the arrangement and harmonies, resulting in a great mix of Nonpoint's style and the original material.
Nonpoint vocalist Elias Soriano said the cover is a result of a fan poll that offered suggestions of everything from Metallica to DMX. Soriano also mentions that Nonpoint's successful cover of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" was a suggestion from a fan, so why not see if lightning strikes twice?
"Our fans throughout the years have always had a quiet romance with the songs we like to cover. Seeing that our biggest showing in that category, our cover of Phil Collins's 'In The Air Tonight', was a suggestion from a friend and fan of the band, we thought it only fitting we let all our fans have a chance to throw their hats in the ring this time.
"So in the middle of a global pandemic, we threw up a bracket-style voting tournament with a list of contenders from Metallica to DMX. As fans voted over a few weeks, it was exciting to watch it go from 16 songs to the final two, Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' vs Prince's 'When Doves Cry'. When they chose Prince, the real work began.
"We went through version after version. We knew we had to do it justice in the biggest way we could as tribute to Prince and still make it Nonpoint. I’m happy to report from initial response among the few who have heard, it is exciting and we look forward to our fans singing it for years to come."