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Paper Jackets shares new 2020 anthem “i’m depressed.”

LA-based alternative – pop band Paper Jackets has shared a new single titled “i’m depressed.” a track written about the mental toll the downfall of 2020 has taken on all of us this year, juxtaposed with an upbeat pop sound. “i’m depressed” was produced and co-written by the production duo HEAVY (The Unlikely Candidates, lovelytheband).

On writing the new track, Paper Jackets vocalist Aimee Proal shares, “The 2020 experience heavily influenced this track. After months of limited human interaction, I found myself out of content to write about. I told James I was too depressed to write anything. Oddly that’s exactly what became the song in the most sincere form while keeping a sense of humor in the lyric at the same time. From there, we teamed up with HEAVY, and ‘i’m depressed.’ took on a life of its own.” 

’i’m depressed.’ is an angsty anthem and a beautiful tantrum. As adults there’s no way for “normal people” to scream, so we’re doing it for you. The thing people tend to forget these days is that life has always been hard and this is just the new version. We like to stay apart of the journey,” vocalist James Mason adds.

HEAVY is an LA-based songwriting/production duo made up of two incredibly versatile multi-instrumentalists; Jordan Miller and Jason Bell. Together they’ve amassed over 175+ mil streams on Spotify and had 3 Top 10 Alt hits over the past year with lovelytheband’s “maybe, i’m afraid,” Dirty Heads’ “Celebrate,” and currently The Unlikely Candidate’s “Novocaine” (2 weeks @ #1 Alt). Recently, they’ve been working with artists such as Chaz Cardigan (Capitol), GASHI (RCA), Max Frost (Atlantic), Against The Current (Fueled By Ramen), among others and have been collaborating with other writers & producers such as Nolan Sipe, Michael Matosic, Space Primates, and more. “i’m depressed” follows up Paper Jackets’ recently released single “Drugs & Honey,” the first offering from the band’s upcoming collection of songs, Souvnenirs Volume Two, due to be released in 2021. In July 2020 the band shared their latest album, Souvenirs Volume One, the first part of a collection that stretches and pulls at the genre of alternative rock while revealing a nostalgic theme throughout; touching on creative moments the band has experienced together to addiction and its many forms. Souvenirs Volume One is available to check out now at

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