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"White Rabbit" is a cover by Ängie (originally performed by the band Jefferson Airplane in 1967). It was produced by Harrison First and officially released on October 29, 2021 as the lead single from their second studio album Follow The White Rabbit.

Background

The cover was recorded on April 23rd, 2021 in a studio session for Ängie's second album with Harrison First.[1] Ängie did a livestream on Instagram where she played the song while in studio. It is unlikely that it will be a track on the album, but the song is one of Ängie's favorites and she mentioned its title and lyrics multiple times on Instagram throughout 2021.

Harrison First also posted two small snippets of the cover on Twitter, saying "she suprises me."[2] The song was important for the alternative rock sound that influenced the album.

A week later, Ängie and Harrison started marketing/teasing the single on social media by creating a mysterious account called @rabbitgms on Instagram and Twitter. The account announced on October 11th they were going to release NFT's of rabbit art, each coming with a clue for what is to come regarding their musical project.[3][4][5]

Theme

“White Rabbit” uses imagery from Alice In Wonderland to illustrate the surreal effects of taking hallucinogenic drugs. While the song is obviously about drugs, Grace Slick also saw it as a metaphor for her own escape from society’s outdated rules.

Audio

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall

[Verse 2]
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

[Verse 3]
When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

[Verse 4]
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's off with her head
Remember what the Dormouse said
Feed your head
Feed your head

References

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