Puerto Rico-via-Miami rockers Message To Venus are preparing to produce a music video for their song, “To Smile” and are calling on their fan community to participate.
“What we’re looking for is photos of our fans holding up written messages describing things that can be conquered with a positive attitude, and of course, a smile,” explains M2V guitarist John Feliciano. “‘To Smile’ is not really about a smile of happiness, but about making a conscious effort to put aside negativity and bad feelings. Here’s an example of what we’re talking about: (photo) http://tinyurl.com/8lctsvk.”
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and fans will receive a free mp3 of ‘To Smile’ in return.
The photos will be compiled into a lyric video for the song, which is streaming here:
For more M2V, please visit the band’s official website, www.messagetovenus.com
Stirring influences ranging from the aura of Tool, the innovation of The Mars Volta and the classic presentation of Led Zeppelin into a melting pot of melodic heaviness, Florida-based Puerto Rico-native rockers Message To Venus have risen to the forefront of the independent music scene, drawing comparisons to established acts such as The Deftones, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains.
Making their first official mark on the music scene in 2011 with the release of their debut single “Universal You”, from the subsequent EP The Envelope,M2V were warmly welcomed by rock fans from around the globe. Praised by established artists such as Godsmack and Halestorm, receiving weekly spins at Octane and MusicChoice (among many others) and being featured in the motion picture The Witness (El Testigo) have all added to the band’s growing portfolio of accomplishments.
Feeling as though fate was nudging them in a specific direction, the members of Message To Venus made the decision to relocate toMiami, Florida in order to continue to promote their music, as well as to record their debut full-length album, Victims & Villains. “Puerto Rico is beautiful… it’s our home”, explains guitarist John Feliciano. “We play there as often as we can, but in order to expand globally we want to be planted on soil where touring opportunities are more frequent.”
2012 has already proven to be a busy year for M2V, seeing the band in full writing and recording mode. Their music was also nominated for a Latin Rock Award in the Slam Alternativo/Rock category, and the band was invited to participate in 24-0, an event in Puerto Rico held in concert with the International Day Of Non-Violence.