For I Am King
Front woman Alma Alizadeh: "Our previous album 'I' was a metaphor about power. In terms of themes, 'Crown' is a logical continuation of that. I find it interesting to see that rulers, like a classical king for example, can long count on the support and loyalty of their subjects; their disciples. Even when he becomes a megalomaniac because of his crown that gives him absolute power that makes him feel untouchable. By now, history has frequently shown how that ends: he misbehaves, abuses his omnipotence for horrible purposes - "Hail The King, For I Am King ''. Despite this, his disciples remain loyal to him for a long time; they even worship and love him. But eventually things end badly as his people stop putting up with the oppression and take matters into their own hands, with an execution of the king as the end result.”
Guitarist Koen Scheepens: "The cycle of power is the common theme on 'Crown', which is also very clear visually. Because once again we have cast our album artwork into a Renaissance style. For example, the album cover shows a crown - the only thing left of the king - lying upside down, while greedy hands reach for other crowns (read: for power). On the back, the crown is again taken by someone else. Hopefully this time it will end up in good hands. 'Crown' is full of song lyrics and visual artwork analogous about what power can do to people."