Alex Orange Drink, has shared his latest single “It’s Only Drugz (Limerence),” the latest track off his forthcoming release Everything Is Broken, Maybe That’s O.K. The album explores an array of personal subjects, including grappling with a rare and life-threatening disorder, heartbreak, never-ending teenage angst, and broken political systems. Half of the album was recorded before the pandemic in a party-like atmosphere – with basic tracking captured live among friends, family and lovers – while the other half was completed by a heartbroken protagonist reflecting in isolation.
Another song about the complications of love, “It’s Only Drugz (Limerence)” features Emmerson and details the process of recovery & withdrawal from the chemical mix-up in the brain known as love – one that brings you intense euphoria followed by all those feelings reversed in its absence.
Collaborating again with producer Adam Reich (who was behind the board for an impressive list of classics from Brooklyn’s D.I.Y. scene), dark subject matter is transformed into positive energy, enriching the music more than any of Alex’s previous recordings.
In other news, Alex Orange Drink AKA: Alex Zarou Levine, also frontman of The So So Glos, will host his album release show for Everything Is Broken, Maybe That’s O.K. at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, September 15. Tickets for the upcoming 21+ appearance are available HERE.
Alex Zarou Levine has been writing music and lyrics since youth in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Most notably with his brothers in D.I.Y. punk outfit The So So Glos. There’s dark subtext to his lyrics, which are often laced into outsider anthems. During a period in which his band went on hiatus and local DIY venue (and home base) Shea Stadium shuttered, Alex Orange Drink was born. The new solo project took its name “orange drink” as a nod to the medication Alex depends on to treat a rare metabolic disease, Homocystinuria. As with his work in The So So Glos, by flipping a slang term from the ordinary to a new identity.