VENREZ Lets You Know Their Thoughts of the Presidential Election with Track/Video
And while Venrez’s song, “Sell the Lie,” was written prior to the debates, the group’s singer, Steven Berez, couldn’t help but realize the aforementioned song tied in with his feelings about what he witnessed on television.
As Berez explains, “When I began watching the current 2012 election debates, the art of selling lies became so crystal clear that I felt it was absolutely necessary to re-edit the video off our current album, which is also the title track, ‘Sell the Lie.'”
“Both candidates flipping back and forth on their positions, both accusing the other of not being the right man for the job. My view is that they are both right. Neither one deserves to be president. Our great country needs an honest leader who will always feel the needs of our people with their heart and soul, and love our country for all the right reasons. We don’t need lies, we need compassion and leadership.”
Originally, it was another set of events that served as the song’s basis, however. “I wrote the song a couple years ago when I was feeling disdain for the loss of the lives of our boys and girls in the Armed Forces, while fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I was horrified by the collateral damage resulting in the death of innocent men, women and children who lived in those countries. To me it was easily explained as blood for oil and high level corporate greed.”
And now, a video has been shot for “Sell the Lie,” which features footage the band filmed on their tour this past summer (while opening for shock rock legend Alice Cooper), and can be viewed on their official site –http://venreztheband.com/ or below.
Comprised of Berez (whose last syllables of his first and last name serve as the group’s nom de plum), guitarists Jason Womack and Alex Kane, bassist Michael Bradford, and drummer Ed Davis, the Los Angeles-based group issued their debut full-length, ‘Sell the Lie,’ via Monarch Music Group, LLC (distributed through Megaforce/RED/Sony) on February 28th, 2012, and have since toured with some of rock’s biggest names, including Cooper and Fuel, among others, with west coast dates this November with Trapt.
It is Venrez’s hope that more artists and citizens in general will start to demand more from their leaders. And with the new single/video, “Sell the Lie,” the group is making their voice heard – loud and clear.