It’s happened to the best of us. We’ve accidentally pulled up a barstool and sat down next to some random dude on a mad one, getting rowdy and rambling on about the girl who broke his heart, buying shots for everyone else in the bar and trying to get them join him.
The new single from Jason Scott & the High Heat is sung from the perspective of one such barfly. If you’re lucky you’ll get away with just smiling and nodding, but it’s easy enough to get sucked into whatever pit of despair he’s busily drinking himself into.
“Here’s to you and me and the rest of you losers, you know who you are,” Scott sings as the inebriated hero toasting the other drinkers. “I was wondering how much I could stand / Well, I finally found the bar.”
“We recorded ‘Me & The Bottle (Hungover You)’ near the Rio Grande, at Sonic Ranch Studios on a Motown console, and Stevie Ray Vaughan's old Esquire,” Jason Scott told us. “This song is meant to be listened to with a little bit of chicken fried, cold beer on a Friday night, and a pair of jeans that fit JUST RIGHT... It’s a tongue and cheek narrative about a man stuck at the bottom of a bottle with his stubbornness, and antiquated views on masculinity.”
Taken from their upcoming album, American Grin, due out next Spring, ‘Me & The Bottle (Hungover You)’ is an Infectious blast of country-brushed heartland rock thatmixes the swagger of Exile On Main Street with the insouciance of 80’s John Mellencamp. It's exactly the kind of good old-fashioned good time rock ‘n’ roll sing-along that would have our friend at the bar clapping and swaying and clanking his glass along to it if it came on the jukebox.
‘Me & The Bottle (Hungover You)’ is premiering exclusively on Holler below.
A multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, and session musician, Jason Scott launched his solo career with 2017's Living Rooms EP. He spent the following year balancing his time between the road and the studio, where he produced albums for Americana artists like Carter Sampson, Ken Pomeroy, and Nellie Clay.
Things began to expand as he assembled the High Heat, a band of multi-faceted musicians and roots-rock Renaissance men who, like their frontman, juggled multiple artistic pursuits. Together, Jason Scott & The High Heat have since become a self-contained creative collective whose talents include songwriting, music production, photography, video production, and more..
Their first full length album, Castle Rock, independently released in Feb 2022, spent two months in the top 50 and served as an introduction to the Oklahoma band’s potluck dinner of roots rock and Americana influences.
Jason Scott is now adding actor to his resume with a lead role in Jason Isbell’s new music video for 'King Of Oklahoma' that came out yesterday.
‘Me & The Bottle (Hungover You)’ is released on October 20th.