Onism E Moves Us With Their Passionate and Vibrant Music Video for, "Survivors"


Photo Credit: Jim McKay


The New York City-based Alternative-Rock band Onism E takes us through troubling emotions with their flavorful music video for their single, "Survivors."


Onism E consists of front-woman Eline Chavez, guitarist Chris 'Lefty' Vargas, bassist Chris 'CeeRod' Rodriguez, and drummer Raj. During these times of wishing to experience what the world has to offer as we stay home, Onism E offers listeners a soulful experience as they allow us to venture into their other-worldly sound.


Their latest music video for their single "Survivors" takes listeners on a flavorful journey through the aches and pains that roam our minds, as Onism E scorches through with a powerful performance while capturing dramatic scenes of wishing to flee our current state. As the band comes through with whaling instrumentals that take us to Alt-Rock's prime, we love the entire experience that Onism E has provided.


The music video for "Survivors" begins with the opening shot of Onism E in a spacious basement under a mix of vibrant lights. As Chris 'Lefty' Vargas opens the track with his shrieking lead guitar, Raj comes through with a mid-tempo drum beat that serves a sense of reflection and observation while Chris 'CeeRod' Rodriguez offers a thumping bass lick.


As Eline Chavez begins singing with her voice's natural soul and grit, she paints vivid pictures of wanting to escape someone's love even though they're reaching for help. The song's music video takes listeners on a passionate experience with help from Onism E's entire performance, not to mention the brilliant solo shots of each member, which naturally add to the song's reflective and introspective theme.


Through Onism E's textured and passionate music video for "Survivors," the band allows listeners to feel the emotion and heart they've placed into the video through their engaging performance, conceptual solo shots, and the song's overall striking atmosphere.



We love the soul and emotion you've infused into your single, "Survivors." What inspired the song's emotional lyrical concept? I have been motivated and inspired by this crazy year. It's been a roller coaster of emotion and, every month has thrown at us something new. It's been a sh*t year. Ha. I think it is safe to say that we all want out of this nightmare. At the same time, there have been little rays of hope. If you are listening to music or this song, then you are alive and kicking. That's a reason to be thankful and a reason to not lose hope. Speaking on the music video for your single, "Survivors," what was your filming process like during the shoot? How long was the video in the making? The process…We show up. Jim McKay, our videographer, tells us what to do. Seriously though, Jim has always wanted to film in an empty building/warehouse. He thought it would be cool to shoot this song in one that way. I was lucky enough and recently met a cool lady by the name of Melanie Tawil. She had access to this space and was kind enough to get us access to use it for the day. Did you have any direction or other help behind the scenes with your music video for "Survivors?" How did you formulate and execute the video's scenes? It was all Jim. I met Jim by accident a few years ago; it was the best thing to happen to me and us. I am eternally grateful to him for always putting his heart into our projects. Seeing as your single "Survivors" is the title track of your upcoming EP, how does the single get listeners ready for what they should expect from the entire EP? Do you have a release date yet? No release date yet but, I am hoping for the 2nd week of February. We bounce tracks back and forth to get songs completed so songs take a little longer to get done. I would say "Survivors" is the kickoff song to a more organic sound. It's at its core, traditional rock-n-roll. When I was working alone, I would experiment with loops. Having a fixed band has created a clear and defined tone and direction that I am excited about and enjoy. I have never liked working alone because I feed off of the creativity of others with songs I write. These guys are great at helping me tell the story.

What has been keeping you inspired throughout 2020? What can we expect to see next from you? People inspire me. Humanity; the good and bad that happens in our world. How we treat each other always surprises me. 2020 has defined us in a way that I don’t think anyone was ready for or expected. It has been an eye-opening year. I try to remind myself that hope, decency, and love will get us through the dark times. This year has challenged my optimistic nature. I have had moments of anxiety but I try to remain hopeful. I’m hopeful that 2021 will see all musicians get back to it and get back to playing live. For now, Onism E will keep writing music and preparing for that day.



We love the soul and emotion you've infused into your single, "Survivors." What inspired the song's emotional lyrical concept?


I have been motivated and inspired by this crazy year. It's been a roller coaster of emotion and, every month has thrown at us something new. It's been a sh*t year. Ha. I think it is safe to say that we all want out of this nightmare. At the same time, there have been little rays of hope. If you are listening to music or this song, then you are alive and kicking. That's a reason to be thankful and a reason to not lose hope.


Speaking on the music video for your single, "Survivors," what was your filming process like during the shoot? How long was the video in the making?


The process…We show up. Jim McKay, our videographer, tells us what to do. Lol.


Seriously though, Jim has always wanted to film in an empty building/warehouse. He thought it would be cool to shoot this song in one that way. I was lucky enough and recently met a cool lady by the name of Melanie Tawil. She had access to this space and was kind enough to get us access to use it for the day.


Did you have any direction or other help behind the scenes with your music video for "Survivors"? How did you formulate and execute the video's scenes?


It was all Jim. I met Jim by accident a few years ago; it was the best thing to happen to me and us. I am eternally grateful to him for always putting his heart into our projects.


Seeing as your single "Survivors" is the title track of your upcoming EP, how does the single get listeners ready for what they should expect from the entire EP? Do you have a release date yet?


No release date yet but, I am hoping for the 2nd week of February. We bounce tracks back and forth to get songs completed so songs take a little longer to get done.


I would say "Survivors" is the kickoff song to a more organic sound. It's at its core, traditional rock-n-roll. When I was working alone, I would experiment with loops. Having a fixed band has created a clear and defined tone and direction that I am excited about and enjoy. I have never liked working alone because I feed off of the creativity of others with songs I write. These guys are great at helping me tell the story.


What has been keeping you inspired throughout 2020? What can we expect to see next from you?


People inspire me. Humanity; the good and bad that happens in our world. How we treat each other always surprises me. 2020 has defined us in a way that I don’t think anyone was ready for or expected. It has been an eye-opening year. I try to remind myself that hope, decency, and love will get us through the dark times. This year has challenged my optimistic nature. I have had moments of anxiety but I try to remain hopeful.


I’m hopeful that 2021 will see all musicians get back to it and get back to playing live. For now, OnismE will keep writing music and preparing for that day.


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