Press play….and just listen. Hey Jessie by Pandapaws and New Fang instantly draws the audience in with a somber jazz melody, then leads straight into an updated 90s alt-rock anthem.The song outlines the tragic cycle and consequences of drug addiction. Lyrics, while intended by the artists to be controversial, tell audiences the story of the realities and tough day-to-day conversations required by those affected by addition. The relaxed energy found through most of the song contrasts the passionate and explosive dynamics driving the chorus, and later the auditorily emotional guitar solo acting as the final outcry, dying to internally reach through to a loved one in need. Whether you are suffering, or you know someone who is, Hey Jessie will find a way to connect to you.
Written by Jordan Nickel-Dubin