Papa Roach and Jeris Johnson; Photo By Stephanie Moser
Papa Roach and Jeris Johnson; Photo By Stephanie Moser

Papa Roach And Jeris Johnson Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of “Last Resort” With New ‘Reloaded’ Version

Papa Roach have teamed up with Jeris Johnson for “Last Resort (Reloaded),” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the triple platinum hit.

Johnson and Papa Roach gave the track a brand new refreshing sound boasts an infectious bounce, potent guitars, and punchy vocals in true Jeris & Jacoby Shaddix fashion. With an effortless raw, nostalgic punk-rock vibe, listeners are sure to be transported to their own personal concert.

“It was amazing to hear that Jeris connected with the track the same way people all over the world have,” Shaddix shared. “That conversation of “Last Resort” and its impact on all types of people hasn’t stopped for 20 years, and we were stoked to “Reload” it for a new generation to keep that conversation going”

“”Last Resort (Reloaded)” is a song surrounded by magic,” Johnson said. “The original “Last Resort” is one of the most impactful and loved songs from an entire generation of music (and my childhood). There is an energy to that song that has just made it a living breathing art form at this point. After I remixed it and threw it up on TikTok the last thing I expected was that I’d end up in the studio with Papa Roach a couple weeks later. The reaction and reception was so overwhelming that me (a random kid on TikTok) got the attention of a legacy band and the invitation to team up and remake “Last Resort” for an entirely new generation. I don’t give a fuck what anyone says, that’s magic.”

The rework arrives with a visual that reimagines the original Papa Roach music video and encapsulates the whirlwind of a mosh pit.  Out tomorrow, January 28th, Jeris and Jacoby bring their palpable energy and dynamic sonics as they prove an undeniable ability to unite a crowd, whether that’s through the collective screens of ‘quarantine’ or the hopeful imagining of the days we’ll be able to jump around in a crowd once again.  The poignant visual gives a bit of relief to those feeling overwhelmed, allowing viewers to sing at the top of their lungs and jump off the restlessness and anger they may be feeling. The lyrics tackle hard-hitting topics, as Jeris continues Jacoby’s verse from 2000 and adds his own thoughts, feelings, and struggles as he navigates life.

Listen to the reloaded track below.

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