Following the release of his debut album, Kings has shared with fans, two compelling new music videos for Chapter One tracks'Domino' and 'In The Sun'.
Today, the Aotearoa born singer-songwriter, producer and performer also celebrates clocking up over 1 million Spotify streams of Chapter One just 6 weeks after release, gaining new fans far and wide.
The two uniquely different songs reflect the two sides of Kingdon Chapple-Wilson's songwriting craft, which on the one hand, can be celebratory and light, and on the other, be serious, complex and personal.
Following his independent philosophy of being involved across all aspects of his work, Chapple-Wilson directed the video for 'Domino' and co-directed 'In The Sun' with long-time collaborators, Tom & Fraser Grut of FROG Productions who filmed and co-directed the videos.
Written as a commentary on the modern age - a time of false Instagram idols, social media providing a vocal platform to all (those who love and those who hate), and of course, Trump-era politics. Created from the ground up at his Awataha marae studio, 'Domino' was written in the heat of the moment by Chapple-Wilson, who felt compelled to speak out against the hate, prejudice and false expectations we are exposed so easily to online through social media channels.
"My Facebook thread was filled with a lot of panic - a lot of fear and negativity - and that's where the line came from. Don't fall for them. Don't fall for everyone else and don't fall for the hate," says Chapple-Wilson.
Today is the day of the follower.
In The Sun
A light, summery celebration track to represent the end of one chapter, and the beginning of another... 'In The Sun' takes on a more personal tone, letting us into the world of Kings through an audio-visual collage featuring his iconic Edgefest performance, this year's Vodafone NZ Music Awards and even Beats 1's Zane Lowe talking about Kings' breakthrough on George FM.
"Success to me is... I measure it by my family, and if my family is doing good, then I'm doing good."