“Believe In Yourself”, the new video from Rikard Zander, the keyboard player of the Swedish metal band EVERGREY, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in New York City on a day off during EVERGREY‘s latest North American tour.
Said Rikard: “Shooting a video in New York City has always been on my bucket list, so I guess my work on this planet is done now.
“The video was filmed on several locations all over Manhattan and directed by EVERGREY drummer Jonas Ekdahl, who also plays the drums on ‘Believe In Yourself’.
“The video turned out great and we also managed to squeeze in some bar hopping in between takes. Now that’s what I call a really good day.”
“Believe In Yourself” also features Marcus Jidell (AVATARIUM) on guitar and Johan Niemann (EVERGREY) on bass. The song is taken from RIKARD Z‘s upcoming solo album, which is a far cry, musically, from the metal Rikard usually plays. “It’s obviously more keys and less guitars, but I guess people who are familiar with my work will recognize it,” Rikard said.
According to Rikard, his solo project will not interfere with EVERGREY, whose latest album, “Hymns For The Broken”, has been praised by fans and critics worldwide.
“EVERGREY is my home, but sometimes you have to take a chance and do something different, and this was too good to keep for myself,” Rikard explained.
Rikard Zander‘s first solo single, “The World Makes Sure You’ll Die”, was released on May 27 via Spinnup.