Jacksonville, FL Alternative Rock Band PHARMACOSE will release its new EP ‘Prescription Fiction Part 1’ on May 1st. The band released the official music video for their single, “Checked Out” in February.
“Checked Out” has a more alternative leaning sound, and that just happened. Lu and I wrote it and recorded it in one session. I had a musical idea, and Lu took that and expanded on it. Things just came together organically. I had started to write the lyrics and I wasn’t sure where they were going. I was kind of stuck, so Lu and I began talking about how we were feeling around that time. I personally was still trying to get my medication regimen right, so I wasn’t feeling bad, but I wasn’t feeling very good either. I had isolated myself, mostly playing video games and training jiu jitsu. Lu used the phrase “checked out” while we were talking, and I jumped on that idea and finished writing the lyrics. It’s about escapism using digital media, be it through video games or social media, and avoiding the real world.” – Wes Jones