[Cover photo credit to Francis Wheeler]

New Zealand-based Metal band Crooked Royals will release their debut album, Quarter Life Daydream, on Oct. 21st, 2022 via 3DOT Recordings, and have revealed a final preview with the single “Counterfeit” and its accompanying video. The video was directed by SIS Studios and Shelley Te Haara.

The band explains regarding the track:

‘Counterfeit’ is about the duality of perception. The song is an argument with yourself about why we do things, observing other people’s motives, and how we respond to each other. The reality is our perception is meaningless.

Crooked Royals previously released the songs/videos for “Glass Hands” and “Ill Manor”. Recorded and mixed by Zorran Mendonsa (Coridian), Quarter Life Daydream follows the release of two EPs: Intertwine (2018) and Rumination (2019) and a pandemic-era single: “Copacetic.”