Kottonmouth Kings Singled Out Week: This Addiction
It's The Dirtball from the Kottonmouth Kings! I chose the song "This Addiction" to discuss, for both obvious and necessary reasons. One of several smashing punk rock tracks on our banging new record "Mile High", "This Addiction" steers toward the tail-chasing journeys of addiction itself.
Yes it's cliché, but not cliché enough! That would be the obvious side of the song title. I wanted to portray the addiction of doing this life we call music. The song could easily fit any template you place in it, and we all rap about different sides of it, but mine focuses on the addiction of touring, and rocking my life away, because I am as hooked as heroin.
"This Addiction, yeah it grinds me to the bone, yeah it finds me far from home, no it won't leave me alone; yeah!" The love for what we do, and the love of the music we create! When you tour most of the year, and grind hard toward the dream it inevitably becomes an addiction. And with it, also comes the regular stress of life. Throw a lot of alcohol, pills, and cocaine on top, and THAR SHE BLOW!
The song is really intended for one to reflect on their own addictions whether it be p*ssy, drugs, or rock 'n' roll! To do it on such a banging, gritty, and heavy track such as this, really sets it off! - The Dirtball
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!