By now, you’ve likely heard Pop Evil‘s current hit “Ways To Get High.” The song is the second single off the band’s UP album, following on the heels of the chart-topper “Footsteps.” Having just cracked the Top 10, the infectious rocker is generating a musical buzz for listeners.
Earlier this year, vocalist Leigh Kakaty told us he put the bottle down on Dec. 31 of 2014, deciding to put the focus on music and a healthier lifestyle. That has given himself and his bandmates a lot more energy and they’ve now shared with us their Top 10 Ways to Get High. Vocalist Leigh Kakaty, bassist Matt DiRito and drummer Chachi Riot share their various ways to get high below. Check it out.
1. Performing together in front of our diehard fans
Performing together in front of our diehard fans is what it’s all about. The energy from being onstage is the addiction and having your fans sing your songs back to you is any musicians dream. This is a high that is like no other. [Leigh Kakaty]
2. Working on my golf swing
With the craziness of my busy schedule It is hard to get any time to unwind. So when I do I always make time to hit the golf course. Whether it’s working on my swing or taking in the fresh air. Playing golf has become my ultimate high. [Leigh Kakaty]
Songwriting has become a high. The challenge of writing music for other people can sometimes come with added pressure. However it’s the pressure that makes the pay off so rewarding. From the note pad to the stage. No Greater High. [Leigh Kakaty]
4. Hitting the open road on my Harley
When I go home one of my favorite ways to clear my head is by hitting the open road on my Harley. There is no better way to get high for me than the adrenaline rush of kicking back and slamming the throttle on my bike. It requires full concentration and there is not time to think about anything else except what I am doing at that moment. [Matt DiRito]
5. Spending time with underprivileged children or finding ways to give back to the community
Dedicating time to helping sick children and their families. Giving back to the community is something that can easily get overlooked, so we try to make it a part of our day to day lives. The best way to get high is by lifting others up around you. [Matt DeRito]
6. Building a campfire and camping with friends
I love building a campfire and hanging out with friends. It is one of the most carefree ways to spend a summer night. Enjoying the beauty of nature, the warmth of a fire and the company of loved ones. [Matt DeRito]
7. Spending time with my family
Spending time with my family is what it’s all about. Not only is it a high, it is a necessity when you live on the road. Family time is all about about recharging your batteries and enjoying quality time with the people who love and sacrifice the most. Love is the High. Love Wins. [Leigh Kakaty]
8. Getting my fitness on
In or outside the gym, I love to move. CrossFit is a huge passion of mine, in addition to hiking, jogging, sports of any kind and most any physical activity. I don’t hold still very well. [Chachi Riot]
9. Cooking up some grub, especially on the grill
Cooking is a total release for me. Although I’m not much for baking, turn me lose with a skillet, an open flame and a fridge full of fresh meats and veggies and I’m a very happy man. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. [Chachi Riot]
I’m all over the place in this department. I really enjoy the classics, new fiction, non-fiction, you name it. I’m currently reading “The Alchemist” and have some Hemingway on deck. A great way to stimulate my mind and improve vocabulary. [Chachi Riot]
Our thanks to Pop Evil for sharing their Top 10 Ways To Get High. One other way to get high is to enjoy the band’s rocking new single. Check out the video below. And if you like what you hear, be sure to pick up the UP album, currently available via Amazon and iTunes. Catch Pop Evil on tour at these locations.
Pop Evil, “Ways to Get High”
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