Independent rock band Red Voodoo made its official debut over the weekend.
The band debuted the video for its first-ever single ‘Rise Up!’ Friday. the video finds the band members — Dino McCord (vocals, guitar), Davin Loiler (guitar), Andrew Edwards (bass) and Nick Pesely (drums) — performing their new single in a quiet, rural setting. The band catches a ride in the back of a vintage pickup truck to get to its performance spot.
The vintage truck and simple setting tie into the song’s musical arrangement, which itself classic and simple in style. The arrangement takes audiences back to the 1980s with its vocal delivery style, drums and guitars. Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon produced the song.
The song’s lyrical theme is meant to uplift audiences, the band said in a collective statement.
“We wrote ‘Rise Up!’ to express our confusion and our feelings during this recent pandemic that turned the world upside down,” the statement reads. “With the Coronavirus Covid 19 affecting everyone in different ways, we wanted to have a message of hope for all human beings and make people feel better. We feel that music should be a positive uplifting experience and we hope this song will help anyone ‘Rise Up!’ from feeling down.”
The band added in its statement, it is doing its part to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak through sales of merchandise bundles related to its new single.
“Since our song ‘Rise Up!’ was inspired by social distancing and the current Covid 19 crisis, we felt it would be great to give back to the health care heroes on the front lines and donate proceeds from our ‘Rise Up!’ merchandise to Direct Relief directrelief.org and please visit our website and webstore for more information on how to help,” the band said.
The band’s merchandise bundles include the following:
— Limited edition ‘Rise Up!’ artwork
— Autographed 8X10 picture from the ‘Rise Up’ photo shoot
— Red Voodoo guitar picks
The bundles are available to purchase here. The song is available to stream and download at the same site.
More information on Red Voodoo’s debut single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:
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