My Own Addiction pack a punch in their aggressive new single and video Take You Out — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The Oshawa rockers’ comes on so strong it made even the band’s own drummer fear for whoever vocalist Alexandra Augustine had based the lyrics on. “I laughed,” Augustine says. “The song itself sounds like a revenge song I suppose, but it’s really about taking your own power back.”
Indeed, Take You Out is especially personal for the vocalist, who is hesitant to get into the nitty gritty of the lyris, but says its message is that all actions have consequences. “I don’t condone violence and though it may sound like it, the lyrics aren’t really about killing someone… it’s more about that feeling of needing to be patient as you watch and wait for bad people to fall on their own swords,” she says.
Energy levels stay high in an accompanying music video, which the vocalist says was “healing” to film. “This song and filming the video healed a lot in me, and that is the beauty of music,” Alexandra says.
My Own Addiction formed in the late summer of 2022, and they wasted no time getting into the studio to record their full LP that same year. Along with Augustine, the band includes Andrew Losier on guitar, Todd Burrows on drums and Tim Reesor on bass. Together they create a sound that combines high-energy classic rock with hard blues undertones and a sprinkle of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. So far this year, they have opened for Buckcherry and Anvil.