*TW: This video contains depictions of substance abuse and addiction which some may find triggering.*
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PHOTO BY JUSTIN IRICK
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South Carolina’s newest budding pop-rock brother duo Practically Paradise is excited to release their second single and visual “Nyquil”. Following their debut single “On Read”, “Nyquil” shows vocalist Steven Bolin and drummer Reed Bolin stumbling through a drug-addled haze, getting lost in addiction as Steven’s relationship crumbles around him. Although the single and visual are primarily centred around a dismal topic, Practically Paradise use poppy guitars and clean flowing vocals to convey a feeling of hope and reminder that every battle can be temporary if you allow yourself to ask for help.
Steven Bolin on the song: “Nyquil is essentially about coping with a break up in very unhealthy ways. Something I used to do a lot. Luckily since then I’ve grown and developed much healthier coping mechanisms. Overall the song is about how hard moving on from a breakup can be and the way that we deal with it. From drinking alcohol to consuming over-the-counter drugs to help not feel the heartbreak, we have to cope in some way shape or form.”
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Practically Paradise is Steven Bolin (vocals/guitar) and Reed Bolin (drums/vocals).