Having already scorched the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs sales chart, peaking at No. 1, DAUGHTRY has released the official music video for the hit single “Heavy Is The Crown”. The dark and physically combative cinematic narrative picks right back up where the “World On Fire” visual left off.
An already tense and beautifully guitar-laden track, the Tyler Dunning Evans-directed visual finds frontman Chris Daughtry back in that dark warehouse, fighting through sinister henchman to save his bandmates.
“Heavy Is The Crown” marks the first single in 2021 for DAUGHTRY. It’s garnered strong critical praise following the band’s performances on “Loudwire Nights” and TV’s No. 1 daytime talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show”. Maintaining the direction “World On Fire” awarded the band, they continue to embrace their hard rock roots, as evidenced by Chris‘s recent lauded collaboration with SEVENDUST‘s Lajon Witherspoon for their reimagining of the hit song “Hunger Strike” (TEMPLE OF THE DOG cover) by Eddie Vedder and the late Chris Cornell.
DAUGHTRY first made history with the release of 2006’s quintuple-platinum self-titled debut. Notably, it stands out as the fastest-selling rock debut in SoundScan history in addition to yielding the multi-format smash “It’s Not Over”. Its platinum-selling 2009 successor, “Leave This Town”, became their second No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. Next up, 2011’s “Break The Spell” earned a gold certification in under four weeks. Two years later, “Baptized” yielded the 2013 platinum hit “Waiting For Superman”. Along the way, they’ve captivated fans at sold-out shows in nearly every corner of the globe.
DAUGHTRY‘s fifth full-length album, “Cage To Rattle”, was released in 2018 via 19 Recordings/RCA. The disc was produced by Jacquire King (KINGS OF LEON, Tom Waits, Norah Jones).