Papa Roach Enlist TikTok Star Jeris Johnson for "Last Resort (Reloaded)"
Published Jan 27, 2021Early aughts nü-metal hitmakers Papa Roach are reviving their legacy with a new spin on their 2000 classic "Last Resort," with help from TikTok star (and apparent mega fan) Jeris Johnson.
Jacoby Shaddix and co. have teamed up with Johnson for a "Reloaded" version of the track, complete with an updated video that is set to be unleashed tomorrow (January 28).
Previously, Johnson had posted his own take on the song, which caught the band's eye and resulted in the collab we hear today.
"'Last Resort (Reloaded)' is a song surrounded by magic," Johnson said of the collaboration. "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."
He added: "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."
Shaddix said: "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"
Listen to "Last Resort (Reloaded)" below, where you can also watch a sneak peek of the accompanying music video ahead of its release.