Self-described "Nü York Metal" band JYNK have resurfaced with a new single, "Cuchifrito," written with Veil of Maya guitarist Marc Okubo. The hard-hitting cut, which addresses the personal cost of the fentanyl crisis, arrived today (March 15th) along with a twisted, acid-trip-like animated music video created by digital artist Frankie "Skumbagovich" Shnaidman (Terrifier 2). Watch and listen above.
Guitarist Jerry DeLorenzo commented on creating "Cuchifrito" with Okubo and producer Zach Jones (Zero 9:36, Chelsea Grin). "The process was a fun one," he said. "We normally go in knowing what we want out of a session, but with no pre-recorded material so it all flows naturally. When we laid out where we wanted this song to go, Zach mentioned the idea of getting Marc involved and it felt like a no brainer. We clicked pretty instantly and were able to crank out the instrumental in just a few hours."
Speaking on the song's dark theme, vocalist Tommy Roulette added: "I typically try to keep our lyrics on a positive note, but I needed to get shit off my chest this time. Over the past few years while working in NYC nightlife, I've happened to lose a lot of friends to drugs, especially because of the recent fentanyl crisis. It was overwhelming and put me in a very negative space. I'm not telling anyone how to live their lives, but if you do partake, fentanyl test strips can save a life. Be safe out there."