Paper Jackets has shared a new single titled “Drugs & Honey”, the first written by the band since coming out of quarantining for the better part of the first half of the year, that offers up darker, more serious lyrics that are shrouded by an upbeat sound. “Drugs & Honey” is the first look at the band’s next collection of songs Souvenirs Volume Two, with more tracks and release info to come soon.
“We’re all paying the pharmacist whether it’s for cocaine or Starbucks,” shares vocalist James Mason. “‘Drugs & Honey’ is about what we do to mask the pain. It’s a stylish approach to the nothingness that becomes us and the colorful veil to cover up. I personally like drug metaphors, crispy vocals, and hot take heartbreaks.”
“Society places a certain pressure to exude happiness at all times and this song translates the feeling of putting on your best face while working through your existence,” vocalist Aimee Proal adds on.
“Drugs & Honey” was produced by Jordan Witzigrueter (The Ready Set) and co-written by Paper Jackets vocalists James Mason and Aimee Proal with Jordan & Cameron Walker (Twin XL), and was mixed by Charlie Park (lovelytheband, Dreamers).