Los Angeles, CA – November 2021 – Rocking their way out of SoCal into the national spotlight in the late 90s, Lit (original members Jeremy (lead guitar) & brother Ajay Popoff (lead vocals) and bassist Kevin Baldes) were part of the Orange County explosion that included No Doubt, Sublime, Blink 182, The Offspring, Korn, Sugar Ray and more. Now entering a brand new chapter as a band with all original members (original drummer Allen Shellenberger died from brain cancer in 2009), their iconic song, “MY OWN WORST ENEMY” is being lauded in a major way with a four part documentary style podcast about the seminal track via Round Hill Music and Osiris Media. Listen and subscribe HERE.
If you’ve lived in North America at any point over the last 21 years, you’ve most certainly heard “My Own Worst Enemy.” For the last two decades, the song has been inescapable. You’ve heard it on the radio, in the supermarket, at restaurants, weddings, and most definitely, karaoke bars. It’s the song that everybody can sing along to, sometimes even if they don’t know the name of the band. But how and why did My Own Worst Enemy become permanently woven into our pop culture consciousness?
Over four episodes, we explore the impact that this iconic track has had on music and pop culture and the enduring legacy of the band Lit. Conversations with the band and musical peers like Butch Walker, Adrian Young of No Doubt, and Noodles from the Offspring, as well as label executives, radio hosts, professional songwriters and musicologists tell the story behind the seminal song that has been in constant rotation since its release in 1999. The show premieres with two episodes on November 23, and runs weekly through December 7.
Stream the Lit catalog HERE.