The new single from the NYC rock trio is dedicated to those affected by the wrath of an addiction


It’s difficult to discuss addiction without slipping into cliches—the same words of comfort, common truths and sad facts. It is a disease. It’s a tragedy. It’s a slippery slope and a sinkhole and a problem that paralyzes, wreaking havoc on the lives of those who suffer and breaking the hearts of the ones that love them.

But when words fail, music delivers, serving as a vehicle to express the desperation, devastation and loss of control that characterize this painful plight.

That brings me to the new single from NYC trio Holy Vulture, which expresses the affliction of addiction through a rock ‘n’ roll lens—a song that, a day ahead of its release, I’m thrilled to premiere here.

From Holy Vulture, this is “I Can’t Help It.”

“‘I Can’t Help It’ is a song about the deep sunken hole of addiction,” the band told me of their new song over email. “Whether it may be an addiction to substances, an abusive relationship, or any vice that has a grip on us, this song is dedicated to everyone who is and has been affected by the wrath of addiction and those who feel that there is no way out.”

However, along with acknowledging the agonizing and all-consuming nature of addiction, the artists also offer reassurance and stubborn hope in the form of a final promise:

“There is and always will be a way out.”

Celebrate the new Holy Vulture single at the single-release show TONIGHT at Trans-Pecos. The band prioritizes their live performance above all—and, having witnessed it for myself on a rooftop a few weeks ago, I can promise it’s something you don’t want to miss.


Follow Holy Vulture at @holyvulture and add the songs to your Spotify playlists!

Feature image provided by the band.

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