(October 16, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA) -- Capitol Music Group recording artist Nightmare and the Cat premiere the video for “Be Your Own God” today across VEVO’s apps and web platform.
The video was shot in Los Angeles at the band’s rehearsal space and was directed by visual creator Ed Shiers with costumes and other imagery designed by renowned contemporary artist Gary Baseman who has contributed to the group’s album art, logos and other imagery for the band since their inception.
Guitarist Sam Stewart sports a ‘Veritas’ t-shirt designed by Baseman in the video and explains, “‘Veritas’ is one of Gary’s characters. He is the God of Truth. We love the imagery of Gary’s work and it often pairs perfectly with our music. ‘Veritas’ goes hand in hand with “Be Your Own God” because he is all about being true to yourself at all costs. The song is about taking control of your own destiny and accepting ownership of your actions. It’s also about being yourself and not worrying about living up to someone else’s expectations of who you are supposed to be.”
Lead singer Django Stewart adds, “It’s about letting go of the problems in your life and being the creator of your own destiny. It’s saying you can achieve your dreams without other peoples help and only you can hold yourself back…”
The band recently wrapped up a sold out tour with Bastille and Little Daylight and released an EP entitled ‘Simple,’ which you can purchase via iTunes now. The five song EP was produced by Eric Valentine.
Check out early praise for Nightmare and the Cat:
“…disarmingly fresh and original. It’s rare to find a new band that creates in widescreen.” Idolator
“…A sold wall of rock cast in a cinematic shimmer.” LA Record
“…but it’s pretty easy to envision Nightmare and the Cat as chart toppers, playing to thousands in amphitheaters around the world. We also couldn’t help but to make “Simple” our song of the week. Watch and listen below and see why we were singing it the whole way home.” Ladygunn Magazine
The track-listing for the Simple EP is as follows:
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