Monday, May 2, 2016

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Old Adage "Red"

Photo Credit: Reva May /
A few weeks ago we introduced you to The Old Adage, a new band that was brought onto our radar. We reached out and interviewed brother and sister duo, Mimi and Nino Chavez, right before the release of their first album Cycles. If you haven't heard the their music yet, you can check it out here.

If you like what you hear as much as we did you will love their new music video for the song "Red". We reached back out to Mimi and Nino and asked them to tell us a little more about the concept for the video, the styling, and whats up next for the band. Check out what they had to say and then start your week off right by check out their new music video, "Red".

HID- Who came up with the concept for the video?
OA- "Both of us came up with the concept and it was further discussed and refined with the directors of the video Emily Sigler and Drew Ford of Synchronous Media\."

HID- Where did you shoot it?
OA- "The shots in the woods were taken close to where we live in Monroe, MI. at Munson Park. The studio shots we done in East Lansing, and the parking garage shots were filmed in Ann Arbor."

HID- Who styled it? Specially who did Mimi's makeup? That lipstick is on point! And where did Nino get that amazing suit? 

OA- "Thank You! It was a combination of us both and the directors. We all had a say in the specifics. It was an idea orgy. Imani Bonner initially did the makeup on day one. Then Mimi did her best to replicate it on the days we shot after, Nino actually has had the suit for a while it was originally bought from Men's Warehouse and we decided to utilize it for the video."

HID- Do you like being in front of the camera?
OA- "I don't think it's our favorite, but it was a lot of fun filming with some old and new friends. Every time we shot we had a lot of help. It was nice to have other people be a part of it. It was a good distraction from my hideous brother."

HID- Did either of you ever act in a school play, if so what was it and what part did you play?
OA- "Mimi played a rock once. I played Santa once in a Christmas play in elementary school, but that's about as far as either of our acting careers have gone."

HID- Why did you choose to make a video for the song "Red" as opposed to some of your other tracks?
OA- "It just happened to be the first song we released off of the Album. We were still writing and recording Cycles while filming it. We do plan on filming a few others here soon though!"

HID- What shows do you have coming up?
OA- "We are hosting 'Cinco De Mayo Fest II' at The Old Miami in Midtown Detroit on Cinco De Mayo (May 5). We also will be a part of 'Whatever Fest' at Scripps Park. We are playing Sunday, May 8th at 6:30 pm. Lastly we're gonna be playing The Sound Board at Motor City Casino opening up for CCR (Credence Clearwater Revival) on June 2nd!"

HID- Where did the band name The Old Adage come from?
OA- "It actually oddly came from the Atreyu song "Becoming the bull". The lyric was "Grab the bull by the horns the old adage goes, but no one tells you where to go from there." Nino had mentioned it once or twice (he didn't love it) but right when I heard it I was like "that's it!" It was one of the few band names we came up with at the time that wasn't already a band name. Soon after it came to grow a lot of meaning for us. Relating to becoming the bull, it is an adage that is stating to take control and charge of your life. A lot of adages have been known to be good advice and positive inspiration and we hope to give that back through our lives and music."

Without further ado, here is "Red":


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