WISEMARY, St. Louis's rock revelation, has once again proven their mettle in the music scene with their latest release, "Drunk Cigarette," a track that perfectly encapsulates the band's raw energy and authentic sound. This new single is an electrifying addition to their much-anticipated self-titled debut album, set for release in 2024.
Born out of the vibrant streets of St. Louis, WISEMARY has evolved from a local classic rock cover band into a powerhouse of original music under the mentorship of Grammy-nominated superproducer Carl Nappa. The band, comprising Zach Rehagen (lead vocals), Ryan Litteken (bass guitar), Carson Kilo (lead guitar), Andrew Martin (drums), and Evan Gay (rhythm guitar), blends a rich array of influences to create a sound that is both familiar and groundbreaking.
"Drunk Cigarette" is a testament to WISEMARY's journey, a song steeped in the gritty elegance of hard rock with a swampy undertone. It narrates a tale of intoxicating love and regret, mirroring the complexity of relationships through its poignant lyrics. The opening verse, "Slam the last shot of rum, I can’t see / Smoke fills my lungs, and I cant breathe," immediately sets the tone for a deeply emotive and turbulent narrative.
The song's chorus, "I love you like a drunk cigarette / Turn me to an addict, feel the scratch in my neck," perfectly captures the essence of a toxic yet irresistible love affair, likening it to the addictive nature of cigarettes under the influence. The metaphor extends throughout the song, painting a vivid picture of the struggle between desire and regret.
WISEMARY's ability to fuse their varied musical influences—from Jimi Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac and My Chemical Romance to Foo Fighters—shines through in "Drunk Cigarette." The track is a seamless blend of the band's diverse backgrounds, creating a unique sound that resonates with both classic rock enthusiasts and modern listeners.
Their experience performing in various bars, clubs, and renowned festivals like Grub and Groove, and alongside The Urge at The Pageant in St. Louis, has honed their ability to captivate audiences. This experience translates into their music, particularly in "Drunk Cigarette," where the energy of the live performance is palpable.
"Drunk Cigarette" is not just another rock song; it's a narrative woven with intricate musicality and heartfelt lyricism. It reflects the band's journey and growth, as well as their ambition to make an impact in the rock music scene. WISEMARY's debut single, "Won't Bow Down," set the stage for this, and "Drunk Cigarette" further cements their place as a band to watch.
As WISEMARY prepares for the release of their debut album, "Drunk Cigarette" stands as a beacon of their musical identity—passionate, raw, and unapologetically real. The track promises a tantalizing glimpse into what the band has in store for the future.Fans of rock music can look forward to the release of WISEMARY's self-titled album, which promises to be a collection of powerful, soul-stirring tracks. "Drunk Cigarette" is just the beginning of what is sure to be an exhilarating journey for the band and their listeners. Stay tuned for more from this dynamic group as they continue to redefine the rock landscape.
Listen to “Drunk Cigarette” here: