Alternative group Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes only released their fourth studio album Sticky last year, and while they’ve been basking in the glory lately, they’re already back with a new one. The Brits have shared two-minute track ‘The Drugs‘ where they explore addiction. The single also features singer-songwriter, Jamie T.
Packed with a punk infused punch, the 2022 release is best played loud with raw and raspy tones dispersed across the track. With uncertainty as to whether the track is a standalone or the start of something bigger, time will tell.
On the single, lead vocalist Frank Carter comments:
“‘The Drugs’ was written after a few long conversations with some beautiful friends of mine who had been struggling with addiction. Getting clean and staying clean is a long and difficult road but the lessons I learned in 2007 still ring true today. Life is a difficult journey, it’s easier with good friends around. Jamie and I had been talking about making music for years and when he asked me to sing on his tune ‘British Hell’ I jumped at the chance. When I asked him to sing on ‘The Drugs’ he returned the favour in perfect style. The song ‘The Drugs’ was my recorded observations of how addiction and medication in all its forms can ruin lives.”
“2007 was a wild time to be a young punk navigating the music industry. One of the things I learned very early was friends were hard to find, but when you found them you had to hold on tight. Jamie has been my friend since we bumped into each other backstage at a gig in Austin Texas in 2007. Gallows had just finished playing a set, I had been punched in the face and he walked in and I just smiled a bloody smile and we’ve been friends ever since.”
Relating to the track and Carter’s sentiments, Jamie T adds:
“Two sides of the same coin Frank and I.“
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream ‘The Drugs‘ feat. Jamie T here
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