Highly Suspect is an American rock music trio who got their start in 2009 as a bar cover band playing songs
by Sublime, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd in local bars in the Cape Cod, Massachusetts area.
The band was founded by twins Rich and Ryan Meyer and their best friend Johnny Stevens. They attended
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Hard rock, progressive rock, blues metal, alternative rock
Johnny Stevens – guitar, vocals, synthesizer
Ryan Meyer – drums, vocals
Rich Meyer – bass, vocals
Highly Suspect Quotes
"I went through this time in my life where my anxiety was off the charts. I think it was a
combination of things that led to it, but I had never had panic attacks in my life until I was about 25,
and then they started kicking in hard. Mister Asylum
is an answer to the times when the world seems
to be closing in around me. Sometimes I feel like I'm going absolutely insane. In this song, I'm begging
to be locked away for my own safety and for the safety of others."
About the song Vanity
"This song is one of my favorites. It's got more than one speed, more than one color. Have you ever been upset
with someone and maybe a little harsh, but then realize that maybe you overreacted and you find a softer,
more sincere piece inside you that wants to fix a relationship? That's what this song is about."
About the song F*ck Me Up
"This song is exactly what it sounds like. What you see is what you get. I wanted to write a song that just kind
of encompassed that human urge that everyone has for just getting loose. This is an unapologetic, hyper-sexual
freight train with broken brakes. It's not that I'm condoning adultery - it's more that I'm acknowledging its reality.
Sometimes it just feels good to be bad and sometimes it feels equally good to be used."