Chimpan A premiere Tron-themed video for Speed Of Love with Prog

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Chimpan A have premiered their new video for Speed Of Love with Prog. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album The Empathy Machine, which is to be released through Tigermoth Records on April 10. You can watch the video in full below.

Keyboard player Rob Reed explains how the video was put together in a very unusual manner, due to the current social distancing regulations: "I contacted acclaimed CGI artist Peter Pashen via Facebook, who supplied us with some amazing footage inspired by the movie Tron, to compliment the story of the song. Then, as we were not able to get together as a band, Steve recorded himself singing the track on his iPhone and together we made this amazing video."

"The album is all about transformation, a paradigm shift and change that we think will come about as incoming artificial intelligence technology eventually merges with us and our world," singer Steve Balsamo tells Prog. "Little did we know that we would be releasing the album as the world is indeed seemingly in a paradigm shift due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic."

To coincide with the release of the CD, there will be having a listening party on the band's Chimpan A Facebook page this coming Wednesday night at 8pm BST, where Steve, Rob, spoken word artist Tony Dallas and vocalist Christina Booth will be available to discuss the album. The band will also be premiering a brand new track recorded in the last week.

Preorder The Empathy Machine here.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.