The title of the song is derived from an ex-girlfriend of Foster's that used to party heavily and is among my favorite track in the album "Torches".
In this illustration I used element I found in the original MTV of the song together with some symbols I interpreted about the lyrics.
"Helena Beat" was written by the group's lead songwriter Mark Foster to embody the attitude of the drug culture within Hollywood. Foster says the lyrics—particularly the line "yeah its okay, I tie my hands up to a chair so I don't fall that way"—are meant to express the nonchalant attitude that people had to their destructive tendencies.
4 color print.