My Own Addiction’s new single “Take You Out” packs such a punch it made the band’s own drummer fear for whoever vocalist Alexandra Augustine had based the lyrics on.
“I laughed, the song itself sounds like a revenge song I suppose, but it’s really about taking your own power back,” she says.
And it helps do just that. The mainstream rock band based out of Oshawa in Canada burst onto the scene for their guitar-driven, high energy-sound and “Take You Out” is no different. It opens with a heavy guitar riff, followed by the drums before Alexandra rips into the lyrics with “Hey you!”.
The four-piece band formed in the late summer of 2022, and they wasted no time getting into the studio to record their full LP that same year. The band is composed of Andrew Losier on guitar, Todd Burrows on drums, Tim Reesor on bass, and fronted by Alexandra Augustine on vocals (she is also known as an actor). These four musicians are driven by their passion for music that combines high-energy classic rock with hard blues undertones and a sprinkle of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
“Take You Out” is especially personal for the vocalist who is hesitant to get into the nitty gritty about what the song is about, 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,” Alexandra 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.
Having opened for rock legends Buckcherry this past summer, and supporting Anvil in the fall, audiences can expect high energy driven rock ’n roll that empowers you and compels you to move, let loose and rock out.