The Venomous Pinks are back with another music video from their debut album Vita Mors, out now on SBÄM Records. Dying Scene is pleased to bring you this exclusive premiere of the band’s new video for “Hold On”, starring Jason Cruz from Strung Out! Check it out below.
The song and accompanying video’s storyline follows vocalist and guitarist Drea Doll, unlocking a core childhood memory of an argument between parents. Here’s what she had to say about the songwriting process and filming experience on set:
“Hold On” was always a personal reminder that no matter what you go through, things can get better. The message of the video hits close to home for us. I experienced a similar situation growing up so going through the filming process was very therapeutic and healing for me. To everyone who struggles with suicidal thoughts or has a broken home, you are strong and brave and things will get better.”
“This video really cuts deep. Growing up and witnessing my parents go through a similar experience, and seeing my mom crying you can only do so much as a child. I hope this video can relate to others who come from broken homes Just know that you are not broken. Always give a hug because you never know what someone is going through behind closed doors,” bassist Gaby Kaos adds.
The music video’s arrival coincides with SBÄM Records’ involvement in the Band Fussball Cup, a band-celebrity soccer cup where donations are collected for women’s shelters. The event, taking place this Sunday September 17th in Vienna, Austria, also helps raise awareness about preventing violence against women and children. Go here for more info.
“The video, “Hold On”, was filmed on March 19, 2023 before The Venomous Pinks’ tour with the Bouncing Souls and Anti Flag. During filming, I wore an Anti Flag shirt that was printed by my best friend and bandmates’ printing company, Kaos Merch. The decision to wear this particular shirt was to give a shout out to her business, while also promoting a band whose morals I believed at the time aligned with my own. As a woman, I stand and believe the survivors that were impacted by Justin Sane’s horrific acts. While we were on tour with Anti Flag we did not witness any sexual wrongdoing whatsoever, but as a fellow SA survivor, I will not support anyone who has victimized another person. We didn’t know what we know now. We could have requested to edit the video so the shirt is no longer visible. However, we felt it would be dishonest and disloyal to those who were impacted. That does not align to who we are as individuals and collectively as a band. The foundation of the Venomous Pinks has and will always be built on honesty, transparency, and validity. In that spirit, we present the video as it was originally filmed. We apologize if any of our actions have hurt anyone in the process. Our hearts go out to all survivors. As a band we are so proud of those who have come forward to speak their truth.” – Drea Doll
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault please contact the National Sexual Assult Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit www.rainn.org