Check out 'Runaway Jane,' the first single off Dan Vapid and the Cheat's upcoming album 'Escape Velocity,' out Nov 5 via Eccentric Pop Records.
“Escape Velocity exemplifies the trials and tribulations the Coronavirus pandemic has had on all of us. But life goes on," says Dan about the new album. "And the year hiatus made clear that this life is too short to not do what you love. The single, ‘Runaway Jane’ is inspired by John Updike’s novel, Rabbit, Run. I thought about what it would be like if a woman from a small town in Illinois left her husband without giving him a warning. I pictured a woman who felt she lived her entire life serving the prescribed roles in our society, only for it to blow into a middle-age existential crisis.”
Back in January of 2020, Dan Vapid and the Cheats began recording their fourth full-length album at Encapsulated Studios in St. Louis, Missouri. They opted to stop the session due to the Corona virus pandemic and it sat in limbo for over a year. Upon receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, singer Dan Vapid continued the session in the summer of 2021.