“‘Disassociate’ centres on the theme of losing friends and looking back over the time you’ve wasted on people who truly never cared about you in the first place,” they explain regarding the song’s context. “It explores the feelings of disassociation that come with the isolation and realising they were never there for you.”
Ciaran Nevin (vocals, guitar) says about the accompanying colourful retro music video, “We worked with our friend Oscar (Never Meant Records, Long Lost Designs) and had planned out a bunch of shots and a direction we wanted to go in, but as soon as we got to the studio the creative direction completely changed… for the better. Oscar had been working on a cloud wall for another project but as soon as we saw it we knew we had to use it, it’s essentially just a wall with cotton balls and fairy lights stuck to it, but as soon as you turn off all the lights in the room it turns into something that looks like it’s from another world.”
Mikey Connolly (bass, backing vocals) adds, “We knew we wanted to go for a nostalgic feel for the video, the vision in our heads was to make it look like deleted scenes from Malcolm in the Middle. Oscar’s office is filled with hundreds of toys and figurines from the 90s and he also has a collection of retro televisions in various states of disrepair, they all tied into the set perfectly. We almost had more fun dressing the set than filming the actual video.”
‘Disassociate’ is the first track to be released from the band’s recent stint in the studio and was co-produced by the band alongside HappyDaze’s Luke Bovil. The new track showcases Light Grey’s transition away from pop rock in favour of the emo-rap infused pop-punk of the modern era. Its trap style is driven by electronic drums and mellow guitar riffs – all crescendoing into an explosive and catchy chorus, which sharply contrasts the heavy lyrical themes.
Ireland’s Light Grey are Ciaran Nevin (vocals, guitar) and Mikey Connolly(bass, backing vocals) who stepped out into the alternative music scene with the release of their debut EP ‘Beginners Luck’ in 2018. Expanding to a temporary full-band format, they subsequently released three singles throughout 2019 and 2020. In addition to facilitating the production of their own discography during that time, they have also worked on tracks alongside the likes of Sammy Clifford (WSTR) and Smrtdeath.
On the heels of a lineup change that has returned the band to their original, two-man act, the duo are now showing off their evolution with new music that marks Light Grey’s divergence into a grittier, hip-hop-accented take on 2000s punk.