LA-based pop-rockers Paper Jackets are riding high following the July release of Souvenirs Volume One, the first installment of an eclectic collection of songs that draws on everything from the band’s shared experiences to the many faces of addiction.
Among the singles debuted ahead of the album’s release was “Miss You”, a high-energy, love-lost anthem that sounds tailor-made for heavy mainstream radio airplay. Now, Paper Jackets has retooled the song as “Miss You (Too)”, a more delicate, acoustic arrangement of the Souvenirs Volume One track. Today, Live For Live Music is thrilled to premiere the reimagined “Miss You (Too)” and the scenic music video that comes along with it.
The song finds its sweet spot on this stripped-down version as the dueling vocals of Aimee Proal and James Mason, rather than the original version’s in-your-face production, become the focal point. The pleasant melodies and climactic, call-and-response chorus give “Miss You (Too)” and emotional arc that flies under the radar on the original.
“You can’t call it just a remake if it feels like a new song altogether,” the band explained in a statement to Live For Live Music. “Looking back at the song as a whole and forward to this acoustic version we’ve gotten a chance to relive the emotions we all share around the world of missing our friends and wishing we all had a little more time. There’s a hopeful melody and a hopeful chorus that echoes in our hearts when we hear it and we know you’ll feel the same.”
Watch the new video for “Miss You (Too)” by Paper Jackets below:
Paper Jackets – “Miss You (Too)” – Official Video
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Paper Jackets was formed in 2016 as each musician was rotating through a number of Sunset Strip jam nights. What started as a few random meetings and sessions has since blossomed into a six-piece group consisting of James Mason (vocals), Emily Dickinson (keyboard, live backing vocals), Jonny Vesely (guitar), Miles Franco (bass, live backing vocals), David Allen (drums) and Aimee Proal (vocals). After releasing the EP Don’t Lose Your Head in 2018, Mason and company earned opening slots for acts like Bishop Briggs and the X Ambassadors. They haven’t slowed down since.
For more information on Paper Jackets, head to the band’s website.