"It was amazing to hear that Jeris connected with the track the same way people all over the world have"
Music has the power to transcend generations in a truly unique way, and the things that an artist was singing about 20 years ago still have to power to be just as potent today.
That's where this collaboration comes from, as Papa Roach join forces with Jeris Johnson for a modern reloaded version of the band's iconic 'Last Resort'.
Injecting the original chorus with glitchy beats and a caramel vocal performance from Jeris, with the addition of new lyrics and flows, it's a reminder that if you put out a message that's strong enough, it will live on forever.
Vocalist Jacoby Shaddix had this to say:
"It was amazing to hear that Jeris connected with the track the same way people all over the world have. 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"
And Jeris had this to say:
"'Last Resort (Reloaded)' is a song surrounded by magic. 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."
Here we go:
We chatted with Jacoby via Video Call last year all about the 20th anniversary of their album 'Infest' and plenty about 'Last Resort'. Catch up with it right here: