Fat Wreck Chords and singer-songwriter Joey Cape, frontman of iconic punk band Lagwagon, are excited to release the music video for “It Could Be Real,” the first single lifted from the Friday,August 13 release of his brand new solo LP, A Good Year To Forget . A song written from the perspective of a disenchanted single person—a person who has experienced the highs and lows of multiple failed relationships–“It Could Be Real” was directed by Sean McCue and Nina McCue and features comedian Joe Sib. Cape had the following to share about the video:
Making the video for ‘It Could Be Real’ was so much fun–directors Sean and Nina McCue are so talented and really do it all. I was in good hands with them. The plot was based on the woes of the busker. Sean McCue has busked all over the world, something I have never done before. I respect those who do. It takes true dedication and I imagine the benefit is meagre. Still you see those people out there everyday everywhere in the world.
I think one day was enough for me. Haha. A few old friends including comedian Joe Sib showed up. He is hilarious and made us all laugh the entire day.”
An album that was written during a year that saw Cape lose his father, separate from his wife of 20 years, contract COVID, and move back in with his parents as a result of a livelihood lost, Cape’s forthcoming solo album, A Good Year To Forget, is a warm and beautiful record that encapsulates all the trials and tribulations over those challenging 12 months.
Fat Wreck Chords will release A Good Year To Forget on August 13, 2021.
Pre-order A Good Year To Forget HERE