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Listen to Captain Kaiser’s Powerful Tribute in “Drive

Photo Credit: Vince Van Hoorick

Captain Kaiser, a Belgian alternative/punk rock outfit, has announced the release of their latest single “Drive.” The track is a part of the band’s upcoming album Rhyme & Reason. The new album is set to be released later this year via [PIAS] Recordings.

With a punchy and heavier sound, “Drive” showcases a new phase in Captain Kaiser’s music. The song was written by the band’s frontman Sascha Vansant as a tribute to his mother who recently passed away. The lyrics reflect the pain of loss and the feeling of driving into the unknown. Vansant’s emotional delivery is palpable, and the band’s performance on the track is nothing short of cathartic.

Captain Kaiser In The Studio

Produced by Jay Maas, the hardcore producer is also known for his work with bands like Defeater, Title Fight, and Death of a Nation. Maas managed to capture Captain Kaiser’s evolved sound in a studio setting. The band has successfully incorporated emotional depth into their music without losing their signature catchy melodies. Despite being tagged as hardcore or postpunk, Captain Kaiser’s music is all about feeling.

Rhyme & Reason is set to be released in the fall of 2023 and shows the band at its prime. The music still celebrates life, but now the band is aware of the ups and downs that come with it. You’ll find that Captain Kaiser’s music is a celebration of life and a tribute to those who have been lost.

Who Is Captain Kaiser?

The band consists of Sascha Vansant on vocals, Pieter De Krock on guitar, Baptiste Navarro on bass, Sebastiaan Schillebeeckx on drums, and Maarten Van Dam on guitar. Check out the video for “Drive” directed by Vincent Van Hoorick, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

The band is heading out on tour in the U.K. later this month followed by a run of shows in Germany. Stay connected by visiting their official website. Or you can follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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