Harriet have returned with new song “No Way Out” that showcases a new direction for the band. It’s a powerful song, as it details an near-death experience that lead-singer Alex Casnoff with weed. The song evokes this fear and hopelessness in a emotional way using electronic sounds and vocals to apply this effect.
It’s a brave song for such a young band. But it makes sense, as Harriet are emerging as one of the best new bands floating around.
Listen to the song below and find the story that Alex shared with the Music Ninja about his near-death experience right after.
[mp3]: Harriet – No Way Out
â€œTwo years ago on the holiday known as 4-20 I overdosed on weed. My heart stopped. What I thought was half a dose of a hash oil candy bar, was three doses of the strongest edible the club had. Marijuana is legal in Los Angeles, but my heart stopped. Literally. Flat line, beeeeeeeep, doctors rush in, everything. I could have single handedly taken down the industry. The first weed-death. The no-addiction, no-harm drug, now lethal. Of course a little Ativan in my veins and I was back a few moments later. But for a second I was really gone. I stopped breathing. I had no control over anything. I just sat there in my body, waiting and watching and vomiting and choking until I died. After, I remember a bro-nurse, tatted up the sleeve, handing me a giant cup of ice water in a plastic bucket, and all I could say was â€œBiiig Waaaterâ€, but nothingâ€™s ever tasted better. Itâ€™s embarrassing to have died from weed. It doesnâ€™t inspire feelings of strength or masculinity. The only consolation was that when my friend and I brought back the chocolate to the club to complain, they mentioned that the same thing had happened to, not gonna name names, and I obviously canâ€™t confirm the sources reliability, but, an important member of the Wu-Tang Clan. I feel like that puts me in good company. Pot is a fantastic thing. There are no warnings or doctrines in this song, besides, donâ€™t go to a club on 4-20 and ask for the strongest edible they have, like, something thats literally gonna make me hallucinate, and then accidentally imbibe three of them. Itâ€™s a recounting of where my head was at, when I lost complete control of my body. Nothingâ€™s ever been scarier for me. And, nothings ever been so overpriced as a hospital. At least we got a song out of it. No Way Out.â€