Video: Venrez – Unforeseen
Venrez frontman Steven Berez: taking inspiration from touring experiences
Venrez are made up of singer Steven Berez (whose last syllables of his first and last name serve as the group’s moniker), guitarists Jason Womack and Alex Kane, bassist Michael Bradford and drummer Ed Davis.
The Los Angeles-based combo will release their new album American Illusion on July 30; Unforeseen is its opening track.
“Unforeseen,” explains Berez, “is my favourite track on the LP. It’s brutally heavy and demanding to play right. It’s At The Drive-In meets Alice in Chains, and really reflects the experiences we’ve had touring the world together.
“It’s about a guy we met backstage on tour in France, Phillippe. He was so wasted but so happy too. He was all about embracing the moment maybe more than anyone I’ve ever met, and inspired me to put pen to paper. He did ultimately get kicked out of the venue for crapping in the sink of the women’s toilet… but who hasn’t at least once?!”