Rising North Carolina star Zack Cokas Releases New Single “Pharmacy” From Promising New Project “Wahrol”
The new track is a warped hip-hop cut showcasing the vibrant flow of Cokas, the track serves as an enticing peek into what is to come on upcoming project, WARHOL. Speaking on the release, Zack Cokas states:
PHARMACY is my best way of coping with my newfound dependence on prescription medicine for my OCD/anxiety/depression. When Andy Warhol was residing in NYC his creative space was referred to as “the factory.” I relate strongly to Warhol’s artistic struggles and his willingness to open his factory to any creative— regardless of the the size of their following or their nationality.
It was all about helping these artists discover self-belief. For the visual concept of PHARMACY, I wanted to merge the factories of Warhol and Willy Wonka, ultimately creating a whimsical dreamscape where children can find easy solutions to their problems with prescription pills. As a kid, Willy Wonka was one of my favorite movies (both the OG and Johnny Depp versions).
I always wanted to visit Wonka’s factory and experience the overstimulation that came with all the saturated colors and candies. The truth is, while Warhol’s Pharmacy cannot solve all of one’s problems, it can be the first step in dealing with one’s inner demons. I want to portray Warhol’s Pharmacy to be a one-stop shop where problems can be solved after one prescription… as this is the commonly believed but false narrative surrounding prescription medicine in our culture— especially in the stories told on TV and in film.