SPARTA Share “Until The Kingdom Comes” 

On October 14 the El Paso band Sparta, fronted by Jim Ward, will release their new self-titled album via Dine Alone Records. Today the band shares the video for their latest single “Until The Kingdom Comes.” The song has been described by Ward as being “really different” from anything he’s recorded up to this point in his long and prolific career.  Beginning with a whorl of sound that might first register as the applause of a rabid crowd, it soon reveals itself to be the gush of water punctuated by the pitter-patter of rain. It gives way to a hefty bassline and Ward’s bold assertion: “I believe in the human race/ capsized in a cosmic chase/ hand in hand until kingdom comes.” The video was directed by Jesse DeFlorio and it marks the second of a three-part interconnected series. Ward notes, “When looking ahead at the visual elements of this Sparta, I envisioned a storyline that was segmented into 3 parts to match the singles. I wanted to work with an artist who could make an intriguing short film, set to the very different songs and I think Jesse achieved that. Part 2 – the stab in heart – turned on and turned in by your lover’s conscience. I love it.”