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article imageBoy band The Fourth Kingdom discusses new single 'Broken' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 10, 2017 in Music
Belgian boy band The Fourth Kingdom chatted with Digital Journal about their new single "Broken." They also opened up about the digital transformation of the music business, with the help of technology and social media.
On their single "Broken," Jaxon said, "Last April, we stayed in New York for about two months, recording different songs for our upcoming album. Ty Jamz, one of the producers we worked with played us the 'Broken' instrumental and together with MJ Songstress, the songwriter, we started writing to it."
Sebastian added, "The lyrics poured out of our heart and it was quite intense to create. 'Broken' really strikes a chord with us, and is a good representative of who we are as a band."
After they recorded "Broken," the boy band filmed the song's music video on a rainy, dark and misty day. "The video director Tone V wanted to capture the vibe of the song, which is about the hurt of losing the one you love, the breaking up of that relationship," Shane explained. "You know your girl is cheating on you but you go through the motion of denial, sometimes the reality is too hard to deal with, but at the end you realize that she is not worth it and you break it off," Kyle said. "At the end of the shoot we felt like this is what we captured in this video."
On the origin of the band's name, Shane said, "We were actually called State Of Mind in the beginning until we started to see comments on YouTube that people were confusing us with another band with the same name. So just before the U.S. release we decided to change our name into The Fourth Kingdom." "We think of ourselves as being a mental state where music and dreams coincide. Our fans are all kings and queens in the The Fourth Kingdom, it’s a world unto itself," Kyle said.
Regarding their future plans, Sebastian said, "Our management is putting together a tour in the U.S. beginning at the end of September. We hope to showcase 'Broken' to as many potential fans possible." "We just want to reach as many hearts as possible, and let people know what we do and where we stand for," Shane said. "Making the music we love!" Kyle exclaimed.
For aspiring bands, Jaxon said, "Believe in who you are and what you do, don't let anybody tell you otherwise." "We are surrounded by people who believe in us and that want to see The Fourth Kingdom succeed, make sure you also have that team," Sebastian said. "Teamwork makes the dream work!" Shane exclaimed.
The Belgian boy band listed the following artists as their dream collaboration partners in music: Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Chris Brown.
On the digital transformation of the music scene, Shane said, "It's all about social media and having content online now, fans can't reach you if they don't know what you are doing." "With a click on a phone, you can reach millions of fans around the world, but you have to create what you want them to hear or see," Kyle said.
The Fourth Kingdom avidly uses technology in their daily lives. "We use it daily," Sebastian said, adding "checking out what the fans love about us and our music." "Technology is part of our promotion," Shane said. Kyle noted that he is selective about how much time he spends on his phone, but when they are out on tour, technology is a great way to stay connected back home.
For their fans, the band concluded, "We hope you guys get to know The Fourth Kingdom, our sound and what we do. We hope to reach all those people who had a bad relationship or a breakup, and hope that 'Broken' can give them some comfort. We are here to help you get through this."
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