Today, genre blending one-to-watch Jeris Johnson and renowned rock sensation Papa Roach unveil "Last Resort (Reloaded)." Celebrating the 20th anniversary of certified triple platinum hit "Last Resort," Jeris Johnson & Papa Roach unite to breathe new life into an iconic track, which was named the most played video on TRL in 2000. "Last Resort (Reloaded)" boasts an infectious bounce, potent guitars, and punchy vocals in true Jeris & Jacoby fashion. With an effortless raw, nostalgic punk-rock vibe, listeners are sure to be transported to their own personal concert.
The rework arrives with a visual that reimagines the original Papa Roach music video and encapsulates the whirlwind of a mosh pit. Jeris and Jacoby bring their palpable energy and dynamic sonics as they prove an undeniable ability to unite a crowd, whether that's through the collective screens of 'quarantine' or the hopeful imagining of the days we'll be able to jump around in a crowd once again. The poignant visual gives a bit of relief to those feeling overwhelmed, allowing viewers to sing at the top of their lungs and jump off the restlessness and anger they may be feeling. The lyrics tackle hard-hitting topics, as Jeris continues Jacoby's verse from 2000 and adds his own thoughts, feelings, and struggles as he navigates life.
Jeris Johnson has garnered a devout cult following on TikTok for his genre-transforming reworks of popular songs. As he picked up traction on the platform following the success of "damn!," which reached #19 on the Shazam charts and was included on Spotify's US Viral Chart, Jeris covered Papa Roach's "Last Resort" and caught the eyes and ears of the critically acclaimed group themselves. Proving the power of TikTok, Jacoby and Jeris became fast friends, forging a brotherhood that sees Jacoby knighting Jeris in his quest to break into uncharted territory and create a whole new sonic wave.
“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” - Jacoby Shaddix
""Last Resort (Reloaded)" is a song surrounded by magic. 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. 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." - Jeris Johnson
About Jeris Johnson:
For Jeris Johnson, music is quite literally in his blood. Jeris’ parents are both musical, his dad a drummer and his mom a singer, who met while playing in bands. Jeris grew up surrounded by music, and his parents' unwavering support of his musical aspirations bred a lasting love and passion for music. Music was always second-nature, and Jeris began playing the piano and the drums at the early age of two. At the age of 13, Jeris began rock band camps where he was able to hone his skills as a vocalist and drummer. It was through this experience that he met his future bandmates and decided music was what he was going to do for the rest of his life. Jeris spent his high school years in his metal band, Audiophobia as a vocalist and drummer. Once the band went their separate ways, Jeris was ready to pave his own musical path. Yearning for his own license on creativity, Jeris quickly realized he needed the skillset and software capability to create his own unique sound. It was during these formative years, while Jeris taught himself how to produce, that he also fell in love with the angst and aggression of 'Soundcloud rap’. With influences stemming from Ski Mask The Slump Dog and XXXTentacion, Jeris began to meld the chaotic energy of Soundcloud rap with the grit of alternative rock creating a sonic melting-pot that would become his signature sound. At a mere 21 years old, Jeris began traveling back and forth to LA to perfect his sound. In 2020, Jeris released his single, “Sticks and Stones”, followed by his most recent single “damn!”, which has already accumulated over 5.5M streams on Spotify is nearing 5M views on YouTube. What’s next? He intends breaking into uncharted territory with his music and creating a whole new sonic wave.
About Papa Roach:
Papa Roach — Jacoby Shaddix [vocals], Jerry Horton [guitar], Tobin Esperance [bass] and Tony Palermo [drums] — have been one of the leaders in alternative rock for 20 years and continue to impact that space with their 10th studio album, “Who Do You Trust?” The two-time GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling band, who in 2020 celebrated 20 years since their Debut album “INFEST”, have sold over 20 million records worldwide, garnered over 2 billion streams to date, and charted over 19 Top 5 hit singles and Seven #1 hit singles on three different radio formats (Active Rock, Alternative and Top 40), showcasing the band's ability to consistently write hit songs. Their latest single “The Ending (Remastered)“ from their forthcoming Greatest Hits Volume 2 collection (Out March 19, 2021) has just entered the Top-10 at Rock radio making their 22nd Top 10 hit single, further solidifying Papa Roach as one of the most successful Alternative Rock bands of their era.