Leslie Mendelson Shares ‘Medication’ Single
The new record follows Mendelson’s previous releases, 2017’s Love & Murder and her 2009 debut, Swan Feathers. Mendelson’s frequent collaborator, guitarist Steve McEwan co-wrote and co-produced If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…, which was recorded with engineer and bassist Lorenzo Wolff.
“The best time to make a rock n’ roll record is when you’re broke and pissed off,” Mendelson said. “We had started and stopped recording on a handful of occasions, trying to figure out how to make the album on a small budget, but also without making another folk-leaning record like Love & Murder. Around this same time, I had rediscovered and fallen in love all over again with John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band and it instantly provided a road map for moving forward.”
“Medication,” whose subject matter addresses pharmaceutical addiction, joins the previously shared title track single.
“I had a friend who struggled with anti-depressants for a long time,” Mendelson said about the song. “It eventually got so bad that she took her own life. It was a devastating loss. There are so many people dealing with this struggle, myself at times included. We are all trying to find a balance.”
Stream “Medication” below: