The Simple Radicals are a rock band from the great blues and rock city of Chicago, Illinois. The lead single from their debut rock album "New Revolution" is an original song called "Medicate." Lyrically, the song is an arrow right to the heart of the opioid crisis in America. The song features blistering lead-guitar by Vernon Reid of Living Colour. The Simple Radicals are John Malkin on Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar and John Griffin on Lead Guitar and Vocals. Together, they capture the passion and energy of their collective musical experience, with different tastes, sounds, and styles. The music they create is raw, visceral rock 'n' roll - poignant, from the heart, topical and direct.