Single Art Courtesy of Big Machine/John Varvatos Records
NASHVILLE, TN (November 25, 2019) – Southern California Rockers BADFLOWER notch their third No. 1 from debut album OK, I’M SICK (Big Machine/John Varvatos Records) on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts and Mediabase Active Rock Charts with “The Jester.” The powerful track humanizes isolation in an expansive world and looking for comfort in companionship as the chorus pleads: “Is there anybody out there looking out for me? Just say you want me. Just say you need me.” The accompanying video amplifies the message – WATCH NOW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3tW2Kx3lCs.
“The irony is amazing,” says frontman Josh Katz. “A song written about not being respected or taken seriously by the music industry is now the #1 most played rock song in America by the music industry. After everything we’ve accomplished now, it’s wild to think about how many years we spent as the underdog band.”
Highlighting each word and the raw emotion of “The Jester,” the band recently stripped down the production for a stunning acoustic version of the chart-topping song. Loudwire proclaims, “Badflower tackle more serious topics with a clear voice and incredibly catchy consistency that should make them a radio staple for years to come.”
With powerful vocals and striking lyrics, Badflower is one of today’s most buzzed-about Rock bands and is comprised of frontman Josh Katz, lead guitarist Joey Morrow, bassist Alex Espiritu and drummer Anthony Sonetti. Their jarring theatrical delivery and unshakable riffing finds the emerging LA-based band capping off a remarkable year – a global headline tour, previous back-to-back No. 1 hits “Ghost” and “Heroin,” plus announced as the newest faces of the John Varvatos Star USA Fall/Winter Campaign. Through their deeply personal music, Badflower navigates subjects including anxiety, abuse, depression, social media and politics. The band produced a body of work that perfectly encapsulates the issues of their time and blends brutal honesty with high intensity. The critically-acclaimed13-track project landed at No. 1 on Alternative New Artist Album, No. 3 Alternative Album and on the Billboard Top 200 charts.
Currently Badflower is on the road touring throughout Europe and will wrap the US leg of their OK, I’M SICK TOUR in December. For a complete list of tour dates and more, visit Badflowermusic.com.