StrateJacket ride the high on “Be My Drug”

Northern California punky alt-rock trio StrateJacket have released their new single “Be My Drug” ahead of their debut album release later this year. Formed in 2019, StrateJacket’s Jackson Roemers (lead vocals/guitar), Fabian Angel (vocals/bass) and Nate Mangold (drums) used a guerilla approach to gigging: driving all over San Francisco to play under bridges, on beaches, and in warehouses. This earned them a devoted fanbase in the process, and caught the attention of EDGEOUT Records, who signed them in 2021.

The forthcoming album was recorded at Vancouver’s Armory Studios with the Juno/BMI-winning Canadian producer/songwriter Brian Howes (Hinder, Skillet, Boys Like Girls). Grammy Award-winning Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Muse, Prince) mixed the album.

The band shares, “Be My Drug” is about similarities between what being in love and being on drugs can feel like and the song. They aimed to “capture the [highs and lows/push and pull] feeling of those two things together. It’s a theme I look forward to exploring more in the future.”   

Watch the visualizer for “Be My Drug” below or find it on streamers.

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