NonpointFrancesca Ludikar

Nonpoint Debut Their Fan-Voted Cover Of Prince’s “When Doves Cry”


Back in the summer of 2020 Nonpoint held a fan-voted 16-song bracket to determine which song they should cover next. When the dust settled, it was Prince‘s platinum-certified hit “When Doves Cry” that accumulated the most votes, besting the other remaining contender, Metallica‘s “Nothing Else Matters“.

Now over a year since a winner was crowned, Nonpoint have officially released that cover with it available to stream below. The band’s frontman Elias Soriano commented:

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“Our fans throughout the years have always had a quiet romance with the songs we like to cover. Seeing that our biggest showing in that category, our cover of Phil CollinsIn The Air Tonight,’ was a suggestion from a friend and fan of the band, we thought it only fitting we let all our fans have a chance to throw their hats in the ring this time.

So in the middle of a global pandemic, we threw up a bracket style voting tournament with a list of contenders from Metallica to DMX. As fans voted over a few weeks, it was exciting to watch it go from 16 songs to the final two, Metallica’s – ‘Nothing Else Matters‘ vs Prince’s – ‘When Doves Cry‘. When they chose Prince, the real work began.

We went through version after version. We knew we had to do it justice in the biggest way we could as tribute to Prince and still make it Nonpoint. I’m happy to report from initial response among the few who have heard it is exciting and we look forward to our fans singing it for years to come.”

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