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Album  |  Pop  |  Unknown Length  |  22 March 2024

“In Search of the Antidote” is FLETCHER’s sopohmore (2nd) full-length album. It will be released on March 22, 2024. The album features 3 singles called “Eras of Us”, “Lead Me On”, and “Pretending”. FLETCHER teased a snippet of track 5 via social media on February 7. In the press release, FLETCHER talked about the album, saying:

“Over the years, I’ve looked for the antidote in so many things: women, the road, the stage, fans, spirituality and self-reflection. Making this album was an excavation, a deep dive where I asked myself what would truly heal me, and my ultimate realization was that love is the antidote. From the Finding Fletcher EP to you ruined new york city for me to THE S(EX) TAPES to Girl Of My Dreams, love has always been my muse. But before now, I don’t think I’d ever really looked at love through all the different lenses and angles and discovered all its infinite manifestations. That’s what this album is about for me.”

INFORMATION

Type: Full-length Album
Label: Capitol Records, Snapback Entertainment LLC, UMG Music
Writer(s): Cari Fletcher, Gregory Hein, Jordan K. Johnson, Michael Pollack, Oliver Peterhof, Stefan Johnson, Jennifer Decilveo, Jeremy Dussolliet, Timothy Sommers, Mary Weitz, Madison Love, Julia Michaels, Pete Nappi, Jason Cornet, Jon Bellion
Producers: The Monsters & Strangerz, Oliver Peterhof, Jennifer Decilveo, One Love, Pete Nappi, and Colin Brittain
Release Date: 22 March 2024

TRACKLIST

# TITLE LENGTH
1. “Maybe I Am” 2:44
2. “Doing Better” 2:33
3. “Ego Talking” 2:23
4. “Lead Me On” 2:53
5. “Two Things Can Be True” 2:45
6. “Eras Of Us” 2:48
7. “Attached To You” 2:36
8. “Crush” 2:24
9. “Pretending” 3:02
10. “Joyride” 3:04
11. “Antidote” 4:08
 TOTAL LENGTH: 31:26
Deluxe
12. “Doing Better (I Think)” 2:50
13. “In Search Of The Antidote (Voice Memo)” 2:12
TOTAL LENGTH: 36:28

ABOUT EACH SONG

Maybe I Am

 

I released a song called “Becky’s So Hot,” which, you know, did a lot on the internet, and I remembered in that time I was reading so much about myself online and comments and opinions and what people were saying about me and I really wanted to write from the perspective of like, okay, what would it feel like if I did believe what everybody said about me was true? What if all those things were true? Like, what if I felt those things in my body? What would it feel like? And this song came out of it that’s like, maybe I am – maybe I am all those things and sort of just this commentary on like, what if we believed everything that the world had to say about us? It’s just about being able to take everything with a grain of salt and be able to receive feedback – while also having a strong center of gravity and knowing yourself and who you really are.”

— FLETCHER via ET

Doing Better
The song is about how Fletcher is “doing better” post-breakup. The song is a breakup song and anthem as she loves she is healing but also struggles as the fame and her being on top isn’t what she imagined. We see this doubt creep through while the lines of
“I always thought that I’d be happier if I could buy it” and “I always thought that if I ever got this high, I’d like it”

I wrote ‘Doing Better’ as a way to explore my ego and call myself out, but also to tell the truth about what I was feeling at the time. When I put out ‘Becky’s So Hot’ it got quite a reaction, but in a lot of ways that attention didn’t feel good.

Over the years, I’ve looked for the antidote in so many things: women, the road, the stage, fans, spirituality and self-reflection. Making this album was an excavation, a deep dive where I asked myself what would truly heal me, and my ultimate realization was that love is the antidote.

I don’t think I’d ever really looked at love through all the different lenses and angles and discovered all its infinite manifestation. That’s what this album is about for me.

— FLETCHER via Press Release

Ego Talking
“Ego Talking” is a song that happens post-breakup and FLECTHER’s internal thoughts about the other person. On the surface, she hopes they are happy and they do whatever they want to have the time of their life. On the inside, however, her ego thinks whoever they are with will never be better than her and they stay heartbroken with any remembrance of her

I went to the studio and I was just sitting in like this big feeling of like jealous – I was experiencing jealousy. And I think a big thing throughout this record for me was just being able to give the microphone to all the different parts of me, whether that be like, anger or rage or lust or joy or excitement or happiness. And when I went to the studio that day, I just was like, whoa, my ego needs the mic, you know? This is not something that the happiest, healthiest, highest version of myself wouldn’t say.

The healed part of me knows that I want love for like everybody in my life, everybody that I’ve been with like, I want everybody’s utmost happiness. But when you go through those human emotions of like, oh, I’m feeling jealous right now. I’m feeling insecure about you potentially moving on to somebody else… I was like, oh, my ego needs the mic today. So that song was my ego talking.

— FLETCHER via ET

Lead Me On

 

“For some people ‘Lead Me On’ might sound like a breakup song, where I’m telling someone that I’ll take whatever crumbs I can get from them. Or it might sound like a song where I’m speaking to a better, healthier version of me that exists in the future. It’s a version that’s a higher self in some way, and I’m connecting with her through these little moments of clarity or intuition and asking her to keep guiding me down that path. All the songs on this album were written on multiple levels, and they exist in many dimensions at one time.”

— FLETCHER via East Portland Blog

Two Things Can Be True

 

It’s about this classic like, pining over a straight girl, you know? We’ve all been there… romanticizing a friendship, and having this vision in your head of what something is or could be.

My thing is I like, I’d go to a coffee shop and there’d be a sexy barista and I’m like, I see the vision. I see the light, I see the wedding, I see the life… It’s delusion, is what it is, babes. Purely delusion.

— FLETCHER via ET

Eras Of Us

 

“I was lucky enough to see The Eras Tour this summer, and I ran into someone from my past who was a great love. Being at the same show and knowing that we were both scream singing all the lyrics written by an artist who has narrated so many of the romances throughout my life, the eras of our relationship rose and hit me like a wave. But water can’t ever be held, and writing this song was my best attempt at creating the container to capture that moment in time even if it was the closing of a chapter.”

— FLETCHER via Dork

Attached To You

 

It’s for my avoidant attachment girlies. It’s for people who are healing from their attachment.. It’s about like, a deep sort of intrinsic fear of getting hurt and lost which, ultimately, is not something that we can escape as human beings because to be able to experience these like, high highs and these big loves and these intense joys and emotions, there also has to be the flip side of it, to experience loss.

That one’s just about being terrified. I’d rather walk on glass than give someone the opportunity to hurt me. I’d run like hell and sabotage a good thing because I’m so afraid it could be perfect.

— FLETCHER via ET

Crush

 

As I’ve been on this sort of healing journey and healing my relationships to love and relationships and unlearning toxic behaviors and patterns and that like, intense passion of love, I have sometimes found myself missing that intensity. So, the song ‘Crush’ is sort of about romanticizing like, remembering all the ways that intense passion used to feel.

It’s about this fine line where pain meets pleasure and how we would romanticize that, and have this idea of what love is supposed to be like and supposed to feel like. I think finding healthy love – whether that be with yourself or with another – it looks different than the movies, you know? We’ve been fed this narrative that everything has to be this crazy, fiery burning – and that can totally be there. But, you know, also being mindful of like, is this unhinged and hurtful to myself?

— FLETCHER via ET

Pretending

 

This is a very real, really personal record and this is a really personal song too. It’s just that song for me – I wrote from a place of I think just feeling this wondering [about] that one person that you have in the back of your mind where you’re like, is it gonna be us? Are we going to be the ones that end up together? And are we just kind of playing, you know, pretending in life until that moment? And so just sitting with the realization, sitting with all of that and what that brings up and those feelings – that’s what that song is about.

— FLETCHER via ET

Joyride

 

I wanted something that just felt like a vintage car driving down the PCH in California, with the convertible down, wind in the hair and that feeling of just like, crushing new love… It’s funny, like, the details in that are just so specific about somebody eating like, peaches and peanut butter. And then thinking about how I’m like, ‘Oh, why do these things taste so good together?’ Like, that was a thought that I really had… [Now it] instantly drops me back to a moment. We’re giving an immersive experience, babe.

— FLETCHER via ET

Antidote

 

I went through a really intense journey last year. I got quite sick and was diagnosed with Lyme disease and I was really forced to kind of like, pull everything back, and I disappeared from social media and I kind of went into this little cocoon of mine for some deep healing. So much got so quiet for me. But other things got really loud, like all the ways that I felt like, unworthy, or still was just dealing with things that I hadn’t dealt with from childhood or like, unresolved feelings and emotions and realizing how much of that affects your health, and affects your sense of self and the way you view yourself.

And so when, in the past, the antidote has been fans and stages and bottles of tequila and all these things, it had now become something totally different. It was like, deep, really getting in touch with myself and my feelings and healing my heart and body. And so that’s what the search for the antidote has been, and it has led me to my greatest music yet, that I am just so excited to share.

— FLETCHER via ET

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“Eras Of Us”

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“Lead Me On”

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“Pretending”

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