After two months of touring throughout Canada, alternative rock band Ménage is set to perform at The Viper Room in West Hollywood on Tuesday, April 9, in support of the release of their new music video for their third single, “Promises,” off their self-titled debut album.
“The song is about hopes and letdowns, pain and delusion,” said co-vocalist bELA Ferreira. “‘Promises’ is one of the most sincere, intimate stories on the album. Playing it live; by the first chorus, looking into the audience, it is evident that the song isn’t just relevant to us. It is a song that clearly speaks to and about everyone’s story at one point or another of their lives.”
The video was directed by Brad Ragland, who also directed the band’s first two singles, “Bury Us Young” and “Tonight.” “Visually, the video tells a story through dance; of a girl who is lured with the promise of everything that is beautiful and light. She is seduced and enticed by the angel of death. When you believe in someone and put all your trust in him or her, and they betray you, innocence is killed in the process. We felt the story needed to be told. That is why we are not the stars of this video. The story itself is the star,” said bELA.
“Promises with its thunderous guitar and heartfelt emotions – “all that is left is your promises” – may be the best power rock ballad since Aerosmith’s Dream On. Yeah, it’s that memorable.” said freelance writer Ashley Jude Collie (Playboy, Celebrated Living, enRoute, Maclean’s).
Ménage is comprised of the Ferreira siblings, Gabriel, Fernando Basilio and bELA, who grew up between Toronto, Canada, and a small town in Portugal and Los Angeles, California. The dual-fronted band features Fernando on vocals and guitar, bELA on vocals and keyboards and Gabriel on drums.
Tickets for Ménage’s April 4 show at The Viper Room will be available at the door for $10. If you purchase a ticket for $12 from the band by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org, you will receive a ticket to the show and a digital copy of their self-titled debut album.