Earlier this year, it was revealed that German metal duo CueStack had written a track with none other than Baywatch star and musical sensation David Hasselhoff. Now, the band have released their collaboration with the ‘Hoff, “Through The Night,” via their crowdfunded video.
Let’s be real, none of us wanted a video in which Hasselhoff acted tough or gritty — we wanted an epic, inspirational track about how you can overcome all obstacles through the power of your heart, preferably with a shitload of lens flares. Thankfully, CueStack and Hasselhoff were well aware of what fans expected, and gave them an chugging, epic power-shred track featuring his Royal Hoffness in front of a dystopian cityscape. Lyrics like, “With hearts aflame, we make a stand once and for all!” make this exactly the kind of song you want to blast while soaring across a futuristic landscape, David Hasselhoff by your side (and let’s not forget “Through the night we ride,” which feels like a Hasselhoff ouroboros). Hey, don’t whine if you can’t take the cheese.
Watch “Through The Night” and feel the ‘Hoff below:
For CueStack, both this song and video were a dream come true — though they needed their audience’s help to make this video as awesome as it is.
“We, CueStack, financed the entire project by ourselves until now, to avoid giving up any creative freedom when it comes to the song and music video. The final mission: finishing the edit of the cinematic video that will accompany the song! With a limited budget and schedule, we had to shoot the entire video with David in just one day. That means we had to build much smaller versions of the sets we actually had in mind. To turn this dystopian retro Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk vision into reality, a massive post-production effort is needed now, to extend these basic sets into cinematic, futuristic, living worlds!
“The project started in 2018 and many demos were made, many meetings were held and what seemed like an impossible idea slowly turned into a reality. David finally recorded the track with CueStack in 2019 in Vienna and they also shot an ambitious music video together.”
Words by Chris Krovatin